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Extracting counterinsurgency lessons: The Malayan Emergency and Afghanistan

Hack, Karl (2009). Extracting counterinsurgency lessons: The Malayan Emergency and Afghanistan. History on Rusi.org, Expand

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Abstract

For a long time British success in Malaya seemed to show how insurgency could be defeated by Western-led forces, even in inhospitable terrain. The campaign was plundered for ‘lessons’ – for Vietnam in particular. After Vietnam was lost, however, critics argued that Malaya was a special case which did not offer transferable ‘lessons’ An analysis of the general principles underlying British success in Malaya can nevertheless still provide important policy implications for Afghanistan.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
Keywords: Afghanistan; counterinsurgency; Malaya; emergency
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 19073
Depositing User: Karl Hack
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2009 14:39
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 09:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19073
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