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The British approach to counter-insurgency


 

A British colonel studying at the U.S. Army War College has written about British counter-insurgency since 1945:

“Since 1945 the British armed forces have taken part in 72 military campaigns. Of these campaigns, 17 can be classified as counter-insurgency campaigns (including Afghanistan and Iraq). Breaking these 17 down even further, seven can claim to be successes, one is generally regarded as a draw, five are acknowledged failures, three are limited campaigns and difficult to quantify, and two are still in progress.”


 

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