Accession Number:

AD0649609

Title:

CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE IN INTERNAL CONFLICT. VOLUME 2. THE EXPERIENCE IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FORRESEARCH IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS

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Report Date:

1967-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

685.0

Abstract:

The present study is one of three volumes in a series entitled Challenge and Response in Internal Conflict. The series contains descriptive and analytical accounts covering a total of 57 cases of insurgency and counterinsurgency occurring in the 20th century. The three volumes are individually entitled The Experience in Asia 19 cases, The Experience in Europe and the Middle East 18 cases, and The Experience in Africa and Latin America 20 cases. The purpose of the project was to enlarge the body of knowledge about insurgency and especially counterinsurgency by empirical study of actual historical cases. From a sample of about 150 cases, 57 were selected according to criteria governing time, definition, occurrence of military operations, analogy, and feasibility. Persons of academic and professional background were then selected to study individual cases according to a standardized methodology described in the Technical Appendix. The individual studies were written in a format covering background, insurgency, counterinsurgency, and outcome and conclusions, followed by notes and bibliographic material. The studies have been grouped geographically in three volumes to form casebooks on the subject of internal conflict. In addition, the cases now published plus some further materials collected during their preparation form a data bank for the further analysis of insurgency and counterinsurgency.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE