A history of counterinsurgency by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

By Gregory Fremont-Barnes

This two-volume heritage of counterinsurgency covers all of the significant and plenty of of the lesser recognized examples of this frequent and enduring type of clash, addressing many of the measures hired within the try and conquer the insurgency and interpreting the participants and businesses accountable for every thing from counterterrorism to infrastructure building.

• presents a very large insurance of counterinsurgency that spans the interval from 1900 to the current day and addresses geographical parts corresponding to Algeria, India, Northern eire, Iraq, Afghanistan, Malaya, Cyprus, Vietnam, and plenty of different areas and countries

• offers historic and geographical views that allow the reader to check each one bankruptcy as an self sustaining case learn and evaluate and distinction every one occasion with others to attract classes throughout time

• comprises an in depth bibliography that covers all elements of recent counterinsurgency-based topics, together with nation-states, thought, and tactics

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Steyn, de Wet, and de la Rey eventually convinced Burger to hold firm, and Boer leaders planned a new invasion of the Cape Colony to try to divert Kitchener’s attention away from his drives to the north. Kitchener, for his part, issued a proclamation on August 7, demanding that Boer officers surrender their firearms by September 15 or suffer permanent banishment from South Africa and the confiscation of their property. In the event, few burghers laid down their arms. Smuts’s invasion of the Cape in September 1901 graphically demonstrated that several thousand bitter-enders remained at large.

Almost everywhere she encountered squalid conditions, varying according to the location of the camp; availability of food, water, and fuel; the attitude and abilities of the commandant; and a host of other factors. In general, however, she found appalling conditions of overcrowding, woefully inadequate sanitation, poor food, tainted water supplies, and insufficient medical care, not to mention the less critical matters such as the absence of beds, furniture, and schooling for the children. She returned to Bloemfontein camp on April 22, only to discover that the population had doubled in size to nearly 4,000 people in the six weeks since her first visit.

Already there had been questions in Parliament. In March, two members of Parliament had referred to concentration camps, and bowing reluctantly to pressure, the government released statistics on the numbers of internees in April and May 1901: 21,000 in the Transvaal camps, 20,000 in the Orange River Colony, and 2,500 in Natal. All told, there were approximately 60,000 interned civilians. No clear figures could be provided for the number of fatalities, nor could officials confirm the number of blacks held in camps of their own: the British policy of racial segregation demanded that Boers and blacks be kept in separate camps.

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