Porch, Douglas
September 2011
Military History;Sep2011, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p54
The article considers the history of counterinsurgency as a military doctrine. The campaigns of General Thomas Bugeaud during France's conquest and occupation of Algeria in the 1840s are examined as the antecedent of 21st century U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine. The use of counterinsurgency by France and Great Britain in their colonies in the 19th and 20th century is discussed. Criticism of U.S. counterinsurgency by elements of its armed forces who support more conventional tactics is noted.


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