Total Destruction of the Tamil Tigers: The Rare Victory of Sri Lanka's Long War by Paul  Moorcraft

Total Destruction of the Tamil Tigers: The Rare Victory of Sri Lanka's Long War

byPaul Moorcraft

Kobo ebook | March 19, 2013

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In 2009, the Sri Lankan government forces literally eradicated the Tamil Tiger insurgency after 26 years of civil war. This was the first time that a government had defeated an indigenous insurgency by force of arms. It was as if the British army killed thousands of IRA cadres to end the war in Northern Ireland. The story of this war is fascinating in itself, besides the international repercussions for ‘terrorism’ and insurgency worldwide. Many countries involved themselves in the war – to arm the combatants (China, Pakistan, India, and North Korea) or to bring peace (US, France, UK, and Norway).

While researching this work Professor Moorcraft was given unprecedented access to Sri Lankan politicians (including the President and his brother, the Defense Permanent Secretary), senior generals, intelligence chiefs, civil servants, UN officials, foreign diplomats and NGOs. He also interviewed the surviving leader of the Tamil Tigers.

His conclusions and findings will be controversial. He reveals how the authorities determined to stamp out Tamil Tiger resistance by whatever means frustrated the media and foreign mediators. Their methods, which have led to accusations of war crimes, were brutally effective but are likely to remain highly contentions for years to come.

Title:Total Destruction of the Tamil Tigers: The Rare Victory of Sri Lanka's Long WarFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 19, 2013Publisher:Pen and SwordLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1783830743

ISBN - 13:9781783830749

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