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Learning to Forget US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

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ISBN-10: 0804793379

ISBN-13: 9780804793377

Edition: 2013

Authors: David Fitzgerald

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Learning to Forget analyzes the evolution of US counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine over the last five decades. Beginning with an extensive section on the lessons of Vietnam, it traces the decline of COIN in the 1970s, then the rebirth of low intensity conflict through the Reagan years, in the conflict in Bosnia, and finally in the campaigns of Iraq and Afghanistan. Ultimately it closes the loop by explaining how, by confronting the lessons of Vietnam, the US Army found a way out of those most recent wars. In the process it provides an illustration of how military leaders make use of history and demonstrates the difficulties of drawing lessons from the past that can usefully be applied to…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English