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The Insurgent's Dilemma: A Struggle to Prevail

The Insurgent's Dilemma: A Struggle to Prevail

Ucko, David H.

Hardcover

General Political ScienceMilitary Strategy

ISBN10: 0197651682
ISBN13: 9780197651681
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Published: Jun 1 2022
Pages: 328
Weight: 1.58
Height: 1.68 Width: 5.90 Depth: 8.79
Language: English
Despite attracting headlines and hype, insurgents rarely win. Even when they claim territory and threaten governmental writ, they typically face a military backlash too powerful to withstand. States struggle with addressing the political roots of such movements, and their military efforts
mostly just mow the grass, yet, for the insurgent, the grass is nonetheless mowed-and the armed project must start over. This is the insurgent's dilemma: the difficulty of asserting oneself, of violently challenging authority, and of establishing sustainable power.

In the face of this dilemma, some insurgents are learning new ways to ply their trade. With subversion, spin and disinformation claiming centre stage, insurgency is being reinvented, to exploit the vulnerabilities of our times and gain new strategic salience for tomorrow. As the most promising

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