The Resource Counterinsurgency wars and the Anglo-American alliance : the special relationship on the rocks, Andrew Mumford

Counterinsurgency wars and the Anglo-American alliance : the special relationship on the rocks, Andrew Mumford

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Counterinsurgency wars and the Anglo-American alliance : the special relationship on the rocks
Title
Counterinsurgency wars and the Anglo-American alliance
Title remainder
the special relationship on the rocks
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Mumford
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Andrew Mumford challenges the notion of an actual US-UK "special relationship," the most vaunted, and Mumford says, exaggerated of diplomatic associations in the post-1945 era. This book combines for the first time an analysis of US-UK interaction during major counterinsurgency campaigns since 1945, from Palestine to Iraq and Afghanistan, with a critical examination of the widely perceived diplomatic and military "special relationship." An assessment of each nation's respective private political perceptions and public diplomacy towards the others' conflicts reveals that in actuality there is only a thin layer of "specialness" at work in wars that shaped the postcolonial balance of power, the fight against Communism in the Cold War, and the twenty-first century "War on Terror." This work is especially timely given Britain's changing international relations as a result of Brexit as well as the Chilcot Inquiry about the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mumford, Andrew
Dewey number
355.0310973041
Index
index present
LC call number
E 183.8 .G7 M86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Military relations
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Counterinsurgency wars and the Anglo-American alliance : the special relationship on the rocks, Andrew Mumford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the origins, meaning, and dynamics of the "special relationship" -- Empires, old and new : the politics of counterinsurgency -- Anglo-American military culture and counterinsurgency -- The changing of the guard in the post-war world : counterinsurgency in Palestine and the creation of Israel -- The Malayan emergency and America's Asian Cold War -- Mayhem in the Mediterranean : counter-insurgency in Cyprus -- Middle Eastern 'winds of change' : counterinsurgency in South Arabia -- The counterinsurgency phoenix : Britain and America's war in Vietnam -- The old country : America and the Northern Irish 'troubles' -- 'Shoulder to shoulder' in the war in Iraq -- Into the hornet's nest : the 'special relationship' during the 'long war' in Afghanistan -- Conclusion : the asymmetric alliance : Anglo-American relations then and now
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 241 pages
Isbn
9781626164925
Lccn
2017002310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)973199719
  • (OCoLC)ocn973199719
Label
Counterinsurgency wars and the Anglo-American alliance : the special relationship on the rocks, Andrew Mumford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the origins, meaning, and dynamics of the "special relationship" -- Empires, old and new : the politics of counterinsurgency -- Anglo-American military culture and counterinsurgency -- The changing of the guard in the post-war world : counterinsurgency in Palestine and the creation of Israel -- The Malayan emergency and America's Asian Cold War -- Mayhem in the Mediterranean : counter-insurgency in Cyprus -- Middle Eastern 'winds of change' : counterinsurgency in South Arabia -- The counterinsurgency phoenix : Britain and America's war in Vietnam -- The old country : America and the Northern Irish 'troubles' -- 'Shoulder to shoulder' in the war in Iraq -- Into the hornet's nest : the 'special relationship' during the 'long war' in Afghanistan -- Conclusion : the asymmetric alliance : Anglo-American relations then and now
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 241 pages
Isbn
9781626164925
Lccn
2017002310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)973199719
  • (OCoLC)ocn973199719

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