- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Stanford Security Studies; 1 edition (January 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804785953
- ISBN-13: 978-0804785952
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,970,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Culture, Conflict, and Counterinsurgency illustrates how much wiser parts of the US security establishment are in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Technological prowess and military fire-power cannot insulate the US from the need for profound cultural knowledge of contexts where its military operates. This volume lays out how to acquire, structure and apply that knowledge." (Michael Semple, Visiting Professor, Centre for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen's University Belfast)
"This book's cogent and insightful essays, by a multi-disciplinary group of scholars and combat soldiers, shows how culture shapes insurgencies, especially in Afghanistan. Years of experience gained among Afghanistan's diverse peoples and unforgiving mountains, as well as through stateside analysis, infuse these essays, valuable reading for anyone concerned with Afghanistan's future." (David Isby author of Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires)
"The editors and contributors to this volume make a convincing case that culture matters a great deal in the outcome of insurgencies and counterinsurgency warfare. Although this book has probably come too late to change the outcome of the conflict in Afghanistan, perhaps it is timely enough to educate the next generation of military leaders, who most certainly will see this type of war again." (Peter Mansoor H-Diplo)
About the Author
Thomas H. Johnson is Research Professor in the National Security Affairs Department of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Director of the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies, and a Senior Research Associate in the NPS Center for Contemporary Conflict. Barry Scott Zellen is an author, editor, and theorist specializing in tribal issues. His books include The Art of War in an Asymmetric World: Strategy for the Post-Cold War World and Breaking the Ice: From Land Claims to Tribal Sovereignty in the Arctic. He is a Senior Fellow of the Anchorage-based Institute of the North.
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