Understanding Counterinsurgency

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The list author says: "We are fighting an insurgency not only in Afghanistan but also globally. To understand how to fight this conflict we must study past insurgencies."
War of the Running Dogs: Malaya, 1948-1960
1.  War of the Running Dogs: Malaya, 1948-1960 by Noel Barber
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  "classic - describes the British effort in Malya"
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A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 (New York Review Books Classics)
2.  A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 (New York Review Books Classics) by Alistair Horne
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  "the French experience in Algeria"
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
3.  Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition) by T. E. Lawrence
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  "tough reading but a military classic"
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Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice (Psi Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era)
4.  Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice (Psi Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era) by David Galula
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  "another military classic"
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War In The Shadows: The Guerrilla in History
5.  War In The Shadows: The Guerrilla in History by Robert Asprey
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  "excellent reference - history of guerrilla warfare"
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Guerrilla Warfare
6.  Guerrilla Warfare by Ernesto Che Guevara
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  "by a practitioner"
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The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century (Zenith Military Classics)
7.  The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century (Zenith Military Classics) by Thomas X. Hammes
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  "to understand 4th generation warfare"
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On Guerrilla Warfare
8.  On Guerrilla Warfare by Zedong Mao
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  "the classic"
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The Art of War: (Miniature book)
9.  The Art of War: (Miniature book) by Sun-Tzu
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  "there are many translations - John Boyd owned and read 7 of them"
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The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security
10.  The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security by Grant Tedrick Hammond
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  "Get into the mind of Colonel John Boyd with this book."
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War Comes to Long An: Revolutionary Conflict  in a Vietnamese Province
11.  War Comes to Long An: Revolutionary Conflict in a Vietnamese Province by Jeffrey Race
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  "war at the village level"
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Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965
12.  Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar
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  "analysis of the first 10 years of the Vietnam war"
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The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One
13.  The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by David Kilcullen
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  "by a very smart guy who was behind the successful surge in Iraq"
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Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan
14.  Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan by Frank Lee Holt
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  "Alexander the Great's struggles in Afghanistan and why not much has changed"
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Small Wars Manual
15.  Small Wars Manual by United States Marine Corps.
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  "lessons from the Banana Wars"
$12.40   Used & New from: $3.38
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