Chewing Sand takes readers through a pedagogical process for understanding how revolutions begin, how insurgents employ differing strategies and tactics, and how the counterinsurgent force must combat these insurgents. If the reader approaches this text with the question, "So what does this mean to me in insurgency and counterinsurgency war?" then the reader will inevitably find great value just from each author's insights.
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This book is solid like a rock! I keep this book as a desktop reference that I am always referencing for work. The preface of this book gives a great overview on the intent of this book, paraphrased below;
"Chewing Sand is an anthology of readings relevant to the study of counter-insurgency operations, with the careful selection readings were chosen to empower the student with a compressive understanding of the fundamental origins, solutions, and tools available for the military scientist. Since the readings were not chosen for their entertainment value, a few are quite dry, and hence the title, Chewing Sand"
I provided the contents below for your reference;
- Preface Chapters/Sections 1: The Revolution that Failed by Krepinevich 2: The State-Centered Perspective on Revolutions: Strength and Limitations by Goodwin 3: Introductions: Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Farming Processes -Toward a synthetic,...
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