May 7, 2010

The New Counterinsurgency Era

Ucko shows how the U.S. Military has and has not adapted its strategies and tactics in response to the Iraq War. It also discusses the military culture surrounding change, speculating about whether the adaptations are likely to become permanent changes or not. It also addresses the use of the military as a foreign policy tool, questioning whether military leaders will continue to choose the types of wars they want to fight or prepare for others that the U.S. ignores only at its own risk.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The New Counterinsurgency Era: Transforming the U.S. Military for Modern Wars
David H. Ucko
U 241 .U256 2009