May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 3891 - Counter Insurgency

Police actions, savage wars of peace, irregular warfare, counter terrorism, pacification and emergencies are just some of the terms used to describe counterinsurgencies in the post-World War II era. These wars have shaped the world in which we live, and have likewise helped to define the political-military landscape in the 21st century. As the United States, NATO, and other powers deal with counterinsurgency wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere today, this course looks at the lessons from these earlier wars and how they affect the strategic and operational choices available to today’s government and militaries. Rather than try and study all the post-war counterinsurgencies we will focus on Malaya, Algeria, and Rhodesia. This is a reading and discussion centric course. (WORLD HISTORY)