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Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003—2006)

Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003—2006)

RAND Counterinsurgency Study, Volume 2

By Bruce R. Pirnie and Edward O' Connell

Paperback • 134 pages • ISBN: 978-0-8330-4297-2
The difficulties encountered by the United States in securing Iraq and Afghanistan despite years of effort and staggering costs raises the central question of the RAND Counterinsurgency Study: How should the United States improve its capabilities to counter insurgencies, particularly those that are heavily influenced by transnational terrorist movements and thus linked to a global jihadist network? This second volume in the series offers recommendations for future counterinsurgency operations, based on the U.S. experience in Iraq.
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War by Other Means: Building Complete and Balanced Capabilities for Counterinsurgency

RAND Counterinsurgency Study—Final Report

Cover: MG-595/2

By David C. Gompert et al.

This capstone volume to the RAND Counterinsurgency Study draws on the others in the series and provides an examination of 89 insurgencies since World War II, an analysis of the new challenges posed by what is becoming known as global insurgency, and many of the lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Paperback • 518 pages ISBN: 978-0-8330-4309-2
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Evaluating Novel Threats to the Homeland: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Cruise Missiles

Cover: MG-626

By Brian A. Jackson et al.

As a basis for exploring defensive options, this monograph develops approaches for assessing asymmetric attacks using cruise missiles or unmanned aerial vehicles, a novel potential threat to homeland targets, in the context of other options available to terrorist actors and for identifying the factors that might make these technologies attractive to adversaries.
Paperback • 128 pages ISBN: 978-0-8330-4169-2
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