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dc.contributor.advisorEverton, Sean F.
dc.contributor.authorMunyua, David O.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:05:55Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:05:55Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45910
dc.description.abstractThe Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency is Africa’s oldest, lasting for over 25 years. This work studies the LRA to find out why it has survived so long and how. A combination of empirical methods was used to analyze data related to the LRA and the countries affected by the LRA insurgency. The findings show that the LRA prolonged its insurgency by taking advantage of its environment, including elevation, watered areas, the road network, land cover, proximity to state capital, and moderate population density. The LRA also exploited the political situations in the region, such as the rivalry between Uganda and Sudan, and the fragility of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Sudan. Last, the LRA modified its organizational structure according to the political and military situations it encountered, which enabled it to adapt and evade the threat of termination. The effectiveness of these methods of survival depended on the intuition of the LRA leadership. The author recommends both kinetic methods to manhunt LRA leaders and non-kinetic (psychological) operations to degrade the LRA’s strength by encouraging mass defections from its ranks.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/evadingendgamein1094545910
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleEvading the endgame in an insurgency undertaking: the case of the Lord’s Resistance Army and beyonden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTsolis, Kristen
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorcounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.authorLord’s Resistance Army (LRA)en_US
dc.subject.authorinsurgent survivalen_US
dc.subject.authorgeography and insurgencyen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial network analysisen_US
dc.subject.authordisrupting dark networksen_US
dc.subject.authorinsurgent organizationen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Uganda People’s Defense Forcesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science In Information Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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