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Author Rubright, Richard W., 1974-

Title The role and limitations of technology in U.S. counterinsurgency warfare / Richard W. Rubright
Published Lincoln, NB : Potomac Books, An imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents Strategy and context -- The operationally offensive, tactically defensive concept -- Counterinsurgency in Iraq -- Limits of politically correct doctrine -- Technology and counterinsurgency strategy -- Contextual and other issues related to U.S. counterinsurgency warfare -- Implications
Summary Although the United States plays a leading role in the development of technology, particularly that used by militaries around the world, the U.S. military nonetheless continues to find itself struggling against lower-tech foes that conduct warfare on a different scale. Emerging technology is indeed available and is regularly employed in American counterinsurgency efforts; however, since it is also constantly in flux, strategies for its use must continually evolve to ensure that available resources are put to best use against disparate enemies. Counterinsurgency operations are inherently politi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Counterinsurgency -- Technological innovations.
Counterinsurgency -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612346758 (cloth : alk. paper)
1612346766 (electronic bk.)
9781612346755 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781612346762 (electronic bk.)