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Difficult War Perspectives on Insurgency and Special Operations Forces

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ISBN-10: 1554884411

ISBN-13: 9781554884414

Edition: 2009

Authors: Emily Spencer

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 7/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Dr. Emily Spencer is an assistant professor at the University of Northern British Columbia and a research associate with the Canadian Forces Leadership Institute. She is the author of Solving the People Puzzle and the editor of The Difficult War. She lives in Prince George, British Columbia.

Foreword by Major-General J.P.Y.D. Gosselin
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Mao Zedong and the People's War
The End of Asymmetry: Force Disparity and the Aims of War
Intelligence and Its Application to Irregular Warfare
"The People Puzzle": The Importance of Cultural Intelligence to Counterinsurgency
Defining Terrorism
Operational Alchemy in Northern Ireland: The Mutually Enabling Relationship Between SOF and Intelligence
Fighting the Mujahideen: Lessons from the Soviet Counterinsurgency Experience in Afghanistan
Unconventional Warfare Operations in Afghanistan - September to December 2001
From the Cold War to Insurgency: Preparing Leaders for the Contemporary Operating Environment
SOF for Sale: The Canadian Forces and the Challenge of Privatized Security
Building Coalition Special Operations Forces for the "Long War"
Contributors
Index