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The British Way in Counter-insurgency, 1945-1967


The claim by the Ministry of Defence in 2001 that 'the experience of numerous small wars has provided the British Army with a unique insight into this demanding form of conflict' unravelled spectacularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. One important reason for that, David French suggests, was because contemporary British counter-insurgency doctrine was based upon a serious misreading of the past. Until now, many observers believed that during the wars of decolonisation in the two decades after 1945, the British had discovered ...

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The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967
2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199587964


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