Wrong Turn

by Colonel Gian Gentile
Wrong Turn
  • ISBN-13: 9781595588746
  • Author(s): Colonel Gian Gentile
  • Subject: Warfare & defence
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Imprint: The New Press
  • Publication Date: 10-10-2013
  • Format: h/b

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While US war strategies have been dominated by the doctrine of counterinsurgency (COIN), Col. Gian Gentile and a group of dissident officers and defence analysts have questioned the efficacy of COIN - essentially armed nation-building. Drawing on Col. Gentile's experiences as a combat battalion commander in Iraq and his research into the application of counterinsurgency in a variety of historical contexts, Wrong Turn is a brilliant summation of Gentile's views of the failures of COIN, as well as a searing re-evaluation of the current state of affairs in Afghanistan.
About the book

While US war strategies have been dominated by the doctrine of counterinsurgency (COIN), Col. Gian Gentile and a group of dissident officers and defence analysts have questioned the efficacy of COIN - essentially armed nation-building. Drawing on Col. Gentile's experiences as a combat battalion commander in Iraq and his research into the application of counterinsurgency in a variety of historical contexts, Wrong Turn is a brilliant summation of Gentile's views of the failures of COIN, as well as a searing re-evaluation of the current state of affairs in Afghanistan.