Counterinsurgency lessons from Malaya and Vietnam : learning to eat soup with a knife / John A. Nagl

Author(s): Nagl, John A., 1966-
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Subjects: Counterinsurgency--Malayasia--Malaya
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Underground movements
Counterinsurgency--Vietnam
Malaya--History--Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Great Britain. Army--History--Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
United States. Army--History--Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: xxi, 249 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of Abbreviations
Pt. I. Setting the Stage
1. How Armies Learn 3
2. The Hard Lesson of Insurgency 15
3. The British and American Armies: Separated by a Common Language 35
Pt. II. Malaya
4. British Army Counterinsurgency Learning During the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1951 59
5. The Empire Strikes Back: British Army Counterinsurgency in Malaya, 1952-1957 87
Pt. III. Vietnam
6. The U.S. Army in Vietnam: Organizational Culture and Learning During the Advisory Years, 1950-1964 115
7. The U.S. Army in Vietnam: Organizational Culture and Learning During the Fighting Years, 1965-1972 151
Pt. IV. Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam
8. Hard Lessons: The British and American Armies Learn Counterinsurgency 191
9. Organizational Culture and Learning Institutions: Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife 213
Selected Bibliography 227
Index 245
Notes: LCCN: 2002025205
ISBN: 0275976955 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-243) and index
OCLC Number: 49327036
ISBN/ISSN: 0275976955