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dc.contributor.advisorGregg, Heather S.
dc.contributor.authorKerins, Patrick M.
dc.contributor.authorMouaha-Bell, Stans Victor
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T22:46:18Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T22:46:18Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/61200
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractBoko Haram’s Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, displaced millions of civilians, and threatened the security and stability of multiple nations. Despite a concerted effort by the militaries of Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon, and the 2014 formation of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) committed to countering it, Boko Haram has remained remarkably resilient and continues to conduct attacks throughout the region. This thesis aims to understand the conditions that led to Boko Haram’s development as a violent jihadist organization in northeast Nigeria, how Nigeria’s heavy-handed response fueled Boko Haram’s growth, how the nations of the Lake Chad Basin responded to Boko Haram’s rapid expansion, and the successes and challenges of the multinational force built to combat it. Multiple interviews with current and former MNJTF officers provide insight into how the MNJTF plans and conducts counter-Boko Haram operations and the challenges the MNJTF faces. Ultimately, this thesis provides insight into how the MNJTF can help bring an end to Boko Haram’s insurgency and how nations of the Lake Chad Basin can prevent the next Boko Haram-type movement from developing.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/bokoharamsrisean1094561200
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; 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.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleBOKO HARAM'S RISE AND THE MULTINATIONAL RESPONSEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRobinson, Glenn E.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorBoko Haramen_US
dc.subject.authorMNJTFen_US
dc.subject.authorNigeriaen_US
dc.subject.authorLake Chaden_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, Army, Cameroonen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Information Strategy and Political Warfareen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Strategy and Political Warfareen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid32399


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