Subversion and Insurgency

Subversion and Insurgency: RAND Counterinsurgency StudyÑPaper 2

William Rosenau
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition: 1
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 32
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    Subversion and Insurgency
    Book Description:

    Subversion is a critical insurgent tool, but it has long been ignored by policymakers and analysts. This paper presents a set of case studies to explore the elements of subversion and discusses preliminary ideas for combating subversive activities in the context of the "long war" against violent Islamic extremism.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-4281-1
    Subjects: Political Science

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Subversion and Insurgency
    (pp. 1-18)

    Persistent insurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the emergence of what some analysts, journalists, and politicians have described as the “global jihad” have helped renew interest in the question of how insurgents employ subversion. In Iraq, according to the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, the new government is threatened by “[s]ubversion and infiltration of emerging government institutions [and] security and intelligence services” (Jacoby, 2005, p. 8). More broadly, international “jihadis” are using violence and subversion to establish a “totalitarian empire that denies all political and religious freedom,” according to theNational Security Strategy of the United States of America(White House,...

  6. Bibliography
    (pp. 19-24)