Unformatted text preview: -“Unless insurgents confine their operations to thoroughly deserted areas where there is no one to observe them, they must have at least the passive cooperation of local inhabitants” They control the local population (38)-“But in practice, unless insurgents carry recognizable weapons, it is simply impossible to differentiate between them and innocent people going about their peaceful business” (39)-Locals can be intimidated or threatened into revealing the insurgents (40)-“Occupiers can thus be successful without need of any specialized counterinsurgency methods or tactics if they are willing to out-terrorize the insurgents, so that the fear of reprisals outweighs the desire to help the insurgents or their threats” (40-42)-“Consequently, for all the real talent manifest in the writing of FM 3-24 DRAFT, its prescriptions are in the end of little or no use and amount to a kind of malpractice” (42)-...
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- Spring '08
- BEREZIN, M
- Insurgency, Counter-insurgency, Iraqi insurgency, EDWARD N. LUTTWAK