Accession Number:

ADA589824

Title:

Understanding the Complexity of Reconciliation, Reintegration and Amnesty for the Enemy in Counterinsurgency Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

176.0

Abstract:

This thesis argues that enemy reconciliation, reintegration, and amnesty are the primary means of ensuring a long-term peace after counterinsurgency warfare. Fundamentally, reconciling with insurgents is cheaper than refusing to do so because security and conventional operations that rely on vast amounts of resources do little over the long term to change the will of the insurgent. The thesis examines how these strategies were implemented after the Vietnam War 1963-1975, the Dhofar Rebellion 1962-1976, and Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2011, and how they have been implemented during Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-Present.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE