Insurgents, terrorists, and militias: the warriors of contemporary combat

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Columbia University Press,
Pub. Date:
[2006]
Language:
English
Description
Since the end of the Cold War, conventional militaries and their political leaders have confronted a new, brutal type of warfare in which non-state armed groups use asymmetrical tactics to successfully fight larger, technologically superior forces. In order to prevent future bloodshed and political chaos, it is crucial to understand how these unconventional armed groups think and to adapt to their methods of combat. Richard H. Shultz Jr. and Andrea J. Dew investigate the history and politics of modern asymmetrical warfare. By focusing on four specific hotbeds of instability--Somalia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, and Iraq--Shultz and Dew conduct a careful analysis of tribal culture and the value of clan associations. They examine why these "traditional" or "tribal" warriors fight, how they recruit, where they find sanctuary, and what is behind their strategy. Traveling across two centuries and several continents, Shultz and Dew examine the doctrinal, tactical, and strategic advantages and consider the historical, cultural, and anthropological factors behind the motivation and success of the warriors of contemporary combat. In their provocative argument, Shultz and Dew propose that war in the post-Cold War era cannot be waged through traditional Western methods of combat, especially when friendly states and outside organizations like al-Qaeda serve as powerful allies to the enemy. Thoroughly researched and highly readable, Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias examines how non-state armies fight, identifies the patterns and trends of their combat, and recommends how conventional militaries can defeat these irregular yet highly effective organizations.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780231129824
9780231503426
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3c577405-dc44-2fcb-1c60-ac87ab8ac5dd
Grouping Title insurgents terrorists and militias the warriors of contemporary combat
Grouping Author shultz richard h
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-05-21 20:02:01PM
Last Indexed 2019-05-22 05:04:17AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Dew, Andrea J.
author Shultz, Richard H., 1947-
author2-role Dew, Andrea J., hoopla digital.
author_display Shultz, Richard H
available_at_englewood Englewood Public Library
detailed_location_englewood EPL Non-Fiction
display_description Since the end of the Cold War, conventional militaries and their political leaders have confronted a new, brutal type of warfare in which non-state armed groups use asymmetrical tactics to successfully fight larger, technologically superior forces. In order to prevent future bloodshed and political chaos, it is crucial to understand how these unconventional armed groups think and to adapt to their methods of combat. Richard H. Shultz Jr. and Andrea J. Dew investigate the history and politics of modern asymmetrical warfare. By focusing on four specific hotbeds of instability--Somalia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, and Iraq--;Shultz and Dew conduct a careful analysis of tribal culture and the value of clan associations. They examine why these "traditional" or "tribal" warriors fight, how they recruit, where they find sanctuary, and what is behind their strategy. Traveling across two centuries and several continents, Shultz and Dew examine the doctrinal, tactical, and strategic advantages and consider the historical, cultural, and anthropological factors behind the motivation and success of the warriors of contemporary combat. In their provocative argument, Shultz and Dew propose that war in the post-Cold War era cannot be waged through traditional Western methods of combat, especially when friendly states and outside organizations like al-Qaeda serve as powerful allies to the enemy. Thoroughly researched and highly readable, Insurgents, Terrorists, and Militias examines how non-state armies fight, identifies the patterns and trends of their combat, and recommends how conventional militaries can defeat these irregular yet highly effective organizations.
format_category_englewood Books
format_englewood Book
id 3c577405-dc44-2fcb-1c60-ac87ab8ac5dd
isbn 9780231129824, 9780231503426
item_details Ebsco (ASU):ocm76705812|ocm76705812|Ebsco (ASU)|Online Ebsco (ASU)|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Ebsco (ASU)||https://adams.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=168519||Available Online||Ebsco (ASU)||, Ebsco (CCU):ocm76705812|ocm76705812|Ebsco (CCU)|Online Ebsco (CCU)|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Ebsco (CCU)||http://ezproxy.ccu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=168519||Available Online||Ebsco (CCU)||, Ebsco Academic (CMC):ocm76705812|ocm76705812|Ebsco Academic (CMC)|Online Ebsco Academic (CMC)|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Ebsco Academic (CMC)||http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=sso&db=nlebk&AN=168519&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=s8728519||Available Online||Ebsco Academic (CMC)||, Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO):ocm76705812|ocm76705812|Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO)|Online Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO)|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO)||https://fortlewis.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=168519||Available Online||Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO)||, hoopla:MWT11862274||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11862274||Available Online||||, ils:.b26690706|.i7460482x|EPL Non-Fiction|355.0218 SHULTZ, RICHARD|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||epnf||
itype_englewood Adult book
last_indexed 2019-05-22T11:04:17.397Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_englewood 355.0218 SHULTZ, RICHARD
owning_library_englewood Englewood Public Library
owning_location_englewood Englewood Public Library
primary_isbn 9780231129824
publishDate 2006
record_details Ebsco (ASU):ocm76705812|eBook|eBook||English|Columbia University Press,|©2006.|1 online resource (316 pages) : illustrations, maps, Ebsco (CCU):ocm76705812|eBook|eBook||English|Columbia University Press,|©2006.|1 online resource (316 pages) : illustrations, maps, Ebsco Academic (CMC):ocm76705812|eBook|eBook||English|Columbia University Press,|©2006.|1 online resource (316 pages) : illustrations, maps, Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO):ocm76705812|eBook|eBook||English|Columbia University Press,|?2006.|1 online resource (316 pages) : illustrations, maps, hoopla:MWT11862274|eBook|eBook||English|Columbia University Press,|2006.|1 online resource, ils:.b26690706|Book|Books||English|Columbia University Press,|[2006]|316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_englewood
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b26690706 .i7460482x On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 48, 49, 50, 46, 47
subject_facet , Electronic books, HISTORY -- Military -- Other, History, Insurgency, Military art and science, Military art and science -- History -- 21st century, Militia, POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Terrorism, Paramilitary forces, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science, Terrorism, World politics, World politics -- 1989-
title_display Insurgents, terrorists, and militias : the warriors of contemporary combat
title_full Insurgents, terrorists, and militias : the warriors of contemporary combat / Richard H. Shultz, Jr. and Andrea J. Dew, Insurgents, terrorists, and militias : the warriors of contemporary combat [electronic resource] / Richard H. Shultz, Jr. and Andrea J. Dew
title_short Insurgents, terrorists, and militias :
title_sub the warriors of contemporary combat
topic_facet Electronic books, HISTORY, History, Insurgency, Military, Military Science, Military art and science, Militia, Other, POLITICAL SCIENCE, Paramilitary forces, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING, Terrorism, World politics