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dc.contributor.advisorSepp, Kalev I.
dc.contributor.authorBerndt, George E.
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:23Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:23Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34628
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractCross-border ground raids by state-backed security forces can have a detrimental impact on guerrillas ability to wage war. External support in neighboring countries can be an important source of strength to insurgent forces. However, cross-border raids and their security gains come at a political cost. This thesis examines the conflicts in Malaya (19461950), Nicaragua (19811990), Algeria (19541962), Namibia (19601989), South Vietnam (19601975), and Afghanistan (19781992) to identify operational and strategic-level considerations in planning cross-border operations to reduce the political costs of such operations. The study examines the relationship between security gains and political costs, including subsets of factors intrinsic to both variables. The research presents lessons applicable to the contemporary counterterrorism environment and suggests how military and political counterinsurgents can combine lines of effort in conducting cross-border operations against external insurgent sanctuaries.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/borderjumpingstr1094534628
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_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.titleBorder jumping: strategic and operational considerations in planning cross-border raids against insurgent sanctuariesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRothstein, Hy S.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorCross-border Raidsen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurity Gainsen_US
dc.subject.authorPolitical Costsen_US
dc.subject.authorInsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.authorCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.authorUnconventional Warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorInsurgent Sanctuariesen_US
dc.subject.authorMalayaen_US
dc.subject.authorNicaraguaen_US
dc.subject.authorAlgeriaen_US
dc.subject.authorNamibiaen_US
dc.subject.authorVietnamen_US
dc.subject.authorand Afghanistan.en_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US


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