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4.0 out of 5 stars Standout book in the new counterinsurgency literature, 4 July 2011
This review is from: The Insurgent Archipelago (Paperback)
Mackinlay's book, The Insurgent Archipelago, stands out from the flood of books over the past decade on counterinsurgency because it adds something new to the argument rather than rehashing the decades old views of the older generation of theorists and applying their maxims superficially to Iraq and Afghanistan. He also provides a review of the development and evolution of insurgency since Mao that is simply head and shoulders above anything else I have read, and I have read a ton on this subject. From that foundation, he makes coherent and unique arguments about the future of insurgency and counterinsurgency in the face of the newest model of insurgency - interconnected nodes of disaffection that span the globe - the implications for our misadventures in Afghanistan as well as the streets of Birmingham.
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The Insurgent Archipelago by John Mackinlay (Paperback - 30 Nov 2009)
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