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The Resource Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia : assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab, Seth G. Jones, Andrew M. Liepman, Nathan Chandler, (electronic resource)

Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia : assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab, Seth G. Jones, Andrew M. Liepman, Nathan Chandler, (electronic resource)

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Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia : assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab
Title
Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia
Title remainder
assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab
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Seth G. Jones, Andrew M. Liepman, Nathan Chandler
Title variation
Assessing the campaign against Al Shaba'ab
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Language
eng
Summary
"This report analyzes the U.S. and allied campaign against the al Qa'ida-linked terrorist group al Shabaab in Somalia, examines what steps have been most successful against the group, and identifies potential recommendations. It concludes that, while al Shabaab was weakened between 2011 and 2016, the group could resurge if urgent steps are not taken to address the political, economic, and governance challenges at the heart of the conflict. This study finds that a tailored engagement strategy which involved deploying a small number of U.S. special operations forces to conduct targeted strikes, provide intelligence, and build the capacity of local partner forces to conduct ground operations--was key in degrading al Shabaab. Still, progress in Somalia is reversible in the absence of continued and consistent pressure and political, economic, and social reforms. Today's terrorism and insurgency landscape defies easy solutions, with challenges from the Islamic State, al Qa'ida, and other groups across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Africa. While there has been a significant focus on how and why the U.S. and other Western governments have failed to degrade terrorists and insurgents in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, and other countries, there has been far less attention on successful efforts to degrade groups. In Somalia, there has been limited progress. The challenge will be preventing a reversal"--Publisher's description
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YDX
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1972-
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Jones, Seth G.
LC call number
HV6433.S58
LC item number
J66 2016
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  • Liepman, Andrew
  • Chandler, Nathan
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
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  • Shabaab (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Insurgency
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Religious militants
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Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia : assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab, Seth G. Jones, Andrew M. Liepman, Nathan Chandler, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"RR-1539-OSD"--Cover page 4
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-80) and index
Contents
  • Outline of the Report
  • Chapter 2.
  • The Evolution of al Shabaab:
  • Phase One: Ideological and Historical Origins, 1960s-2005
  • Phase Two: Proto-Insurgency, 2005-2007
  • Phase Three: Rebirth and the Rise of the Islamists, 2007-2009
  • Phase Four: The Heyday of al Shabaab, 2009-2011
  • Phase Five: Retreat and Adaptation, 2011-2016
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3.
  • Preface
  • The Weakening of al Shabaab:
  • Strategic Options
  • The Decline of al Shabaab
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4.
  • Recommendations
  • APPENDIX:
  • Data Collection Sources and Notes
  • About the Authors
  • References
  • Box, Figures, and Tables
  • Index
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1.
  • Introduction:
  • Research Design
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001756973
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unknown
Isbn
9780833094810
Lccn
2016498055
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001756973
Label
Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Somalia : assessing the campaign against Al Shabaab, Seth G. Jones, Andrew M. Liepman, Nathan Chandler, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"RR-1539-OSD"--Cover page 4
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-80) and index
Contents
  • Outline of the Report
  • Chapter 2.
  • The Evolution of al Shabaab:
  • Phase One: Ideological and Historical Origins, 1960s-2005
  • Phase Two: Proto-Insurgency, 2005-2007
  • Phase Three: Rebirth and the Rise of the Islamists, 2007-2009
  • Phase Four: The Heyday of al Shabaab, 2009-2011
  • Phase Five: Retreat and Adaptation, 2011-2016
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3.
  • Preface
  • The Weakening of al Shabaab:
  • Strategic Options
  • The Decline of al Shabaab
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4.
  • Recommendations
  • APPENDIX:
  • Data Collection Sources and Notes
  • About the Authors
  • References
  • Box, Figures, and Tables
  • Index
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1.
  • Introduction:
  • Research Design
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001756973
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780833094810
Lccn
2016498055
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001756973

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