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dc.contributor.authorRitchie, George
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-20T19:35:43Z
dc.date.available2018-08-20T19:35:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621890
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dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines and compares the effects of counter-insurgency operations in Vietnam and Iraq. It argues that the populous focused approach that centers on the hearts and minds of the locals is more beneficial and effective than conventional strategies. To support this thesis, research has been conducted on the United States’ history with counter-insurgency operations in Vietnam. This includes conventional tactics of the United States Army designed for war with the Soviets and the United States Marine Corps experiments with the Combined Action Platoon. These cases have been compared to the effectiveness of combating the insurgency in Iraq from the 2003 invasion to 2010, examining the resurgence of people-oriented programs such as the Combined Action Platoon compared to the conventional fighting waged early war. Study of these conflicts remains relevant due to the new administration’s promises of action against insurgent groups worldwide. The ability of successful counter-insurgency to be implemented on a large scale with minor variation is also explored. Links should be drawn from past US involvement with insurgency to present due to the similarities in successful and unsuccessful attempts both past and present.en_US
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dc.publisherAugusta Universityen_US
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dc.titleCivilizing with a Krag: U.S. Counter-Insurgency in Vietnam and Iraqen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.advisorHunter, Lance


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