Compares performances of the British and U.S. Armies in Southeast Asia to isolate key variables that allowed or prevented successful adaptation to events on the ground.
Likewise, this book is exceedingly well researched.
If you've read broadly in this field you will not find anything all that new in this book...but accept the book for what it is and you'll be pleased.
Nagl analyzes the very different counter-insurgency approaches of the British in Malaya and the US in Vietnam.
This book is the result of retired US army Lt Cl John Nagl's various academic studies into counter-insurgency. It was published before he saw action in Iraq in 2003. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dr Garry
I weas very disappointed in this book. The author draws on the successful COIN campaign in Malaysia and ignores the differences in climate, geography, and demographics in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Louis S. Menyhert
First: I read this book before joining the army, and have no knowledge of the Audio-Book version.
I am an intelligence Analyst and have been deployed to Afghanistan, and... Read more
Yes, I did not serve. Let's put that up front first. I found this most useful, because it speaks of lessons learned in two theaters of war, both in SE Asia and the different... Read morePublished 8 months ago by World traveler
It was a very good and interesting book! I enjoyed it! I found very interesting all the books regarding COIN!Published 8 months ago by Yiannis