Victory Has a Thousand Fathers

Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Detailed Counterinsurgency Case Studies

Christopher Paul
Colin P. Clarke
Beth Grill
Copyright Date: 2010
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 350
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    Victory Has a Thousand Fathers
    Book Description:

    A collection of the 30 most recent resolved insurgencies, covering the period 1978 to 2008, along with a bank of 76 factors that helped or hindered the COIN force in each case and in each phase of each case, supplements an analysis of historical and contemporary insurgencies, providing valuable lessons for U.S. engagement in and support for COIN operations.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-5079-3
    Subjects: Political Science, Sociology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figures
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Tables
    (pp. ix-x)
  6. Summary
    (pp. xi-xvi)
  7. Abbreviations
    (pp. xvii-xxii)
  8. Detailed Overviews of 30 Counterinsurgency Cases
    (pp. 1-312)

    This volume presents summary case studies for each of the 30 counterinsurgency (COIN) cases used for our analyses, discussed inVictory Has a Thousand Fathers: Sources of Success in Counterinsurgency. Each entry is arranged by the year in which the insurgency began and presents (1) the country or region, specifying information regarding which insurgency (for countries or regions with multiple insurgencies in the data); (2) the date range of the case; (3) the case outcome; (4) a short summary; (5) a more detailed case narrative that addresses each phase of the insurgency; (6) the conventional explanations offered for the outcome...

  9. References
    (pp. 313-328)
  10. Back Matter
    (pp. 329-329)