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The forgotten front : patron-client relationships in counterinsurgency
Ladwig, Walter C. 1976- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
"After a decade and a half of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, US policymakers are seeking to provide aid and advice to local governments' counterinsurgency campaigns rather than directly intervening with US forces. This strategy, and US counterinsurgency doctrine in general, fail to recognize that despite a shared aim of defeating an insurgency, the US and its local partner frequently have differing priorities with respect to the conduct of counterinsurgency operations. Without some degree of reform or policy change on the part of the insurgency-plagued government, American support will have a limited impact. Using three detailed case studies--the Hukbalahap Rebellion in the Philippines, Vietnam during the rule of Ngo Dinh Diem, and the Salvadorian Civil War--Ladwig demonstrates that providing significant amounts of aid will not generate sufficient leverage to affect a client's behaviour and policies. Instead, he argues that influence flows from pressure and tight conditions on aid rather than from boundless generosity."--
Baker Berry U241 .L33 2017

Minorities in the Israeli military, 1948-58
Geller, Randall S., 1969- author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
David Ben-Gurion and the dilemma of Arab service in the Israel Defense Forces -- The background to and formation of the Minorities Unit in 1948 -- Druze and Jews after the transition to statehood, fall 1948 to early 1949 -- The Druze and the state, 1949-53, culminating in a short-term Druze conscription plan -- An abortive effort to draft the entire Arab population, 1954 -- The Druze draft, 1956 -- The rise and demise of a Christian Arab unit -- Bedouin service in the IDF, 1948-57 -- The recruitment and conscription of the Circassian community into the Israel Defense forces, 1948-58.

This study examines majority-minority relations in Israel during the state's formative decade through the prism of its military forces. It analyzes how the leadership balanced its disparate commitments and argues that the state's social, political, and strategic decisions regarding non-Jewish minorities reverberate to the present.
Baker Berry UB419.I75 G45 2017

Democratic counterinsurgents : how democracies can prevail in irregular warfare
Patterson, William
[New York, NY]: Palgrave Macmillan [2016]
Baker Berry U241 .P38 2016