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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Thomas H.
dc.contributor.advisorKahn, Feroz H.
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Raja G.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:41:07Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:41:07Z
dc.date.issued2008-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4222
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the impact of collateral damage on the Taliban insurgency. It reveals the relationship between death of innocent civilians and the tribal concept of badal (revenge). Research also analyzes Taliban propaganda leaflets to illustrate the compromise of popular support caused by collateral damage stemming from the Coalition's tactics. Research probes into the historical Anglo-Afghan wars and the 1979 Soviet invasion to draw parallels to the current insurgency. In doing so, it highlights the rising role of religion and FATA, Pakistan. FATA is analyzed to show the effects of intrusions by outside actors as well as historical and recent events that have shaped the populace and structure of these tribal regions. Lastly, the research concludes by offering non-kinetic solutions to curbing the Taliban insurgency. The solutions focus on FATA and offer socio-economic and political remedies to hinder with the Taliban recruitment efforts and cross-border incursions. Thesis recognizes FATA and reduction in collateral damage as pivotal factors to fostering stability in the region.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/badalcultureofre109454222
dc.format.extentxii, 81 p. : ill., maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshRevengeen_US
dc.subject.lcshHonoren_US
dc.titleBadal a culture of revenge the impact of collateral damage on Taliban insurgencyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc227343443
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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