IS #14 - InternationalStudies101#14 16:08 1.Introduction

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International Studies 101 #14 16:08 1. Introduction Sea Change in Strategic Thinking General David Petraeus Key Figure Part of General Post-Cold War Shift on International Security This is something that has only recently become important. Especially after 9/11 the US and other developed countries found themselves fighting in  insurgencies and they didn’t know enough.  There was not enough strategy or training. He was the head of the 101 st   PhD in international relations from Princeton.  He was the leader of this movement. 2. Conceptualizing Counterinsurgency Defining Insurgency An organized movement aimed at the overthrow of a constituted government with the  use of _______ . Aimed to weaken the legitimacy of some established authorities (ex: government) Form of Civil War but protracted, asymmetric A form of Civil War but what makes them distinctive is that they are a form of  asymmetric warfare.  They are weaker than their opponents, no direct military conflict.  Warfare by the weak against the strong. Involving multiple tactics, including terrorist
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IS #14 - InternationalStudies101#14 16:08 1.Introduction

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