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Cassandra in Oz : counterinsurgency and future war / Conrad C. Crane.

Author/creator Crane, Conrad C. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2016]
Descriptionxv, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Transforming war
Transforming war. ^A1305501
Contents New beginnings : engaging the puzzle palace -- Off to see the wizard : planning for Iraq -- Rearranging the bible : eggheads and jarheads -- Inside the big tent : ringmaster to the stars -- From theory to doctrine : intellectual debates about contemporary warfare -- Behind the curtain : a reader's guide to FM 3-24 -- Malpractice or messiah? : launched into the storm -- Observing the payoff in Iraq : the view from Baghdad -- Turning the switch on and off in Iraq : the view from the field -- Beyond the doctrine : Basrah, Diyala, and Bucca -- Witches and wizards revealed : the coin wave recedes -- Final musings : observations on the long war.
Abstract This book describes how a team of Soldiers, Marines, and civilian academics created Field Manual 3-24/ Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-33.5 Counterinsurgency. The manual's principles and paradoxes of counterinsurgency, focus on legitimacy, and concepts of operational campaign design have had immense influence on U.S. and NATO doctrine. Crane describes the hard work of Soldiers, Marines, and civilians to achieve peace in places such as Baghdad, Anbar Province, and the detention facilities at Bucca. The book examines what went wrong in Iraq, as peace unraveled with the American departure, and also how the new counterinsurgency doctrine was never properly applied in Afghanistan. The final chapter covers the lessons that should be gleaned from the past.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 283-296) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Crane, Conrad C., author. Cassandra in Oz. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 2016 9781682470206
LCCN 2016015444
ISBN9781682470077 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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