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dc.contributor.advisorMcCormick, Gordon
dc.contributor.authorStone, John H.
dc.contributor.authorGiampietri, Sergio M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:31:44Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:31:44Z
dc.date.issued2004-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1424
dc.description.abstractLocal Defenses are view by many counterinsurgency strategists as an essential element in defeating an insurgency. Providing a population with a local defense organization will strongly support the government's strategy of extending its security and control over the rural areas affected by insurgent organizations. However every insurgency is unique and demands a unique counterinsurgency strategy to be defeated. There always will b e an important commonality: insurgent organizations need popular support to subsist. The final success of the government or the insurgents will be determined by the capacity of either both to win and retain the support among the rural population. The analysis of the four cases presented in this study clearly demonstrates each government's approach to the insurgent problem, including the use of local defenses to protect rural populations from insurgent attacks and influence. The organization of localdefenses during the Malayan Emergency, the El Salvador's Civil War, as well as the Vietnam War and the Terrorist Epoch in Peru proved to be a force multiplier for the government's effort, at least during the time period in which they were effectively implemented. The contribution of this analysis is not that of providing a framework or recipe for strategists to implement this kind of organizations. Rather, the contribution of this study is on a set of variables to be considered when planning the implementation of local defenses as part of a counterinsurgency effort.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acounterinsurgen109451424
dc.format.extentx, 91 p. : col. maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCivil defenseen_US
dc.titleA counter insurgency study an analysis of local defensesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLober, George
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, Peruen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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