At the End of Military Intervention: Historical, Theoretical and Applied Approaches to Transition…

Hardcover | January 11, 2015

EditorRobert Johnson, Timothy Clack

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No modern intervention is intended to endure indefinitely; indeed some fashion of exit is always envisioned from the outset. This commitment to an exit is normally informed by an exit strategy. Whilst strategies of closure have been scrutinised recently, not least in light of charges ofdefective intentions and planning, the relations between the strategies, operations and tactics of exit have not been contextualised. Focus on the local, specific and bottom-up manifestations of transitions offers significant enhances to historical, theoretical and applied understandings.This book is an introduction not just to the issues of transition, handover and withdrawal, but to exit as a package of theoretical concepts and how these have been understood, shaped and employed in historic and contemporary perspective. Drawing on a wide range of post-1945 examples derived from avariety of regions and periods, At the End of Military Intervention provides researchers and practitioners with a source book on what forms a crucial and often overlooked element of past and present interventions.

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No modern intervention is intended to endure indefinitely; indeed some fashion of exit is always envisioned from the outset. This commitment to an exit is normally informed by an exit strategy. Whilst strategies of closure have been scrutinised recently, not least in light of charges ofdefective intentions and planning, the relations b...

Robert Johnson is the Director of the Oxford Changing Character of War programme and Senior Research Fellow of Pembroke College. A former army officer, he is the author of The Afghan Way of War (2011) and a specialist on historical and current conflicts in the Middle East and Asia. Timothy Clack is a Senior Research Fellow of the Oxf...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.28 inPublished:January 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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J.D. Paige: ForewordTimothy Clack and Robert Johnson: Introduction: Principles, Themes and Problems in TransitionsPart I: Historical and Theoretical Exits1. John Darwin: Transition and the End of Empire2. Karl Hack: Tropical Transitions in Colonial Counterinsurgency: From Malayan Emergency to Postcolonial Partnership3. Robert Johnson: Transition: Britain's Decolonization of India and Pakistan4. David Anderson: Exit From Empire: Counter-Insurgency and Decolonization in Kenya, 1952-19635. Aaron Edwards: 'A Graveyard for the British'? Tactics, Military Operations and the Paucity of Strategy in Aden, 1964-676. James Worrall: Transitioning In and Out of COIN: Efficiency, Legitimacy and Power in Oman7. Saul Kelly: Vanishing Act: Britain's Abandonment of Arabia and Retreat from the Gulf8. Rodric Braithwaite: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan9. Martin Evans: Stopping the Cycles of Violence: Political Transition in Algeria since 1988 in Comparative Context10. Mark Battjes: The End of Operation New Dawn: The Tactics of the Tropic Lightning Division in Iraq11. Roger Mac Ginty: Transitions and Hybrid Political Orders12. Piers Robinson: News Media, Communications and the Limits of Perception Management during Military OperationsPart II: The Practice of Exit: Security and Governance Transitions in Afghanistan13. Peter Rundell: Delivering and Conceptualising Transition: Experiences and Lessons from the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team14. Anthony King: Political Analysis and Understanding in Afghanistan: Towards Transition15. Mark Beautement: Negotiated Agreements in Tactical Transitions: The Sangin Accord 201116. Antonio Giustozzi: Local and Tactical Political Accommodation: Evidence from Afghanistan17. James Dunsby: The Changing Role of Contractors in Security Transition in Southern Afghanistan18. Oliver Lewis and Andrew Britton: 'Gripping and Touching' the Afghan National Security Forces: Tactical and Operational Experiences during Operation HERRICK 1619. Georgina Sinclair: 'Insider' / 'Outsider' Policing: Observations on the Role of UK Police (MDP) in Afghanistan and the Application of 'Lessons Learnt'20. Lindsay Clutterbuck: The Other Side of COIN: New Challenges for British Police and Military in the 21st century