Original title: Poučení se ze zpravodajského selhání v britské vojenské strategii
Translated title: Anatomy of Insurgency: Trancing the History of "Insurgency" in Military Doctrine
Authors: Clapton, Lawrie ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor) ; Střítecký, Vít (referee)
Document type: Master’s theses
Year: 2018
Language: eng
Abstract: This dissertation examines the authors and conflicts which inspired and influenced modern perceptions of 'insurgency' and 'counterinsurgency'. We trace this process through the lineage of Western counterinsurgency proposed by US Field Manual 3-24, examining three authors' experiences of insurgency which have been crucial in the formation of FM 3- 24's doctrine of counterinsurgency: T.E. Lawrence's theory of insurgency drawn from the Arab Revolt (1917); David Galula's doctrine of counterinsurgency, from the French-Algerian War (1954-1962), and Robert Thompson's doctrine of counterinsurgency, from the British Malay Emergency (1948-1960). These three authors have had a substantial influence upon modern doctrine and are key examples of historical 'solutions' to insurgency. As such, each author presents, assumes, and promulgates a perspective of insurgency, which has proven influential to modern discourse. In tracing this history, we trace the imposition of Western structures of political, moral, and military power upon a marginalised ulterior, and the effort made by these structures to subdue and control this ulterior. Reliance upon these accounts by modern doctrine has encouraged the development of a dichotomy between insurgency and counterinsurgency, in which insurgency is integrally subversive,...

Institution: Charles University Faculties (theses) (web)
Document availability information: Available in the Charles University Digital Repository.
Original record: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11956/101887

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