HIST 6891: Counter Insurgency (3)
Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0
Police actions, savage wars of peace, irregular warfare, counter terrorism, pacification and emergencies are just some of the terms used to describe counterinsurgencies in the post World War II era. These wars have shaped the world in which we live, and have likewise helped to define the political-military landscape in the 21st century. As the United States, NATO, and other powers deal with counterinsurgency wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere today, this course looks at the lessons from these earlier wars and how they effect the strategic and operational choices available to today's governments and militaries.