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Forced resettlement is a counter-insurgency tactic designed to depopulate an area by relocating the people against their will, thus denying their support to the insurgent forces. This paper reviews four recent insurgencies in Greece, Malaya, Algeria, and Vietnam which employed resettlement programs, how the governments carried out the programs, and if they were successful. A threatened government must consider several factors before implementing this extremely harsh, complex and expensive strategy, particularly because of its negative seeks their support. Forced resettlement is a viable counter-insurgency tactic but due to its high risk, it should be employed only after less risky and simple options have been attempted.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics