British Counterinsurgency: From Palestine to Northern Ireland

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Dec 17, 2001 - History - 221 pages
British Counterinsurgency examines the insurgencies that have confronted the British State since the end of the Second World War, and at the methods used to fight them. It looks at the guerrilla campaigns in Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, South Yemen, Oman, and most recently in Northern Ireland, and considers the reasons for British success or failure in suppressing them. It provides a hard-nosed account of the realities of counterinsurgency as practised by the most experienced security establishment in the world today.

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JOHN NEWSINGER is a Senior Lecturer in History at Bath Spa University College. His most recent books include Orwell's Politics and United Irishman: the Memoirs of James Hope.