“[Manwaring’s] most recent books . . . constitute what is, to me, a refined and sophisticated summary of a tested and proven strategy for the United States’ decisions and actions related to counterinsurgency policy and operations. The books encompass counterinsurgency on an abstract, general, and strategic level as well as the tactical and operational level of the manuals. Uncomfortable Wars Revisited (2006) and the trilogy of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Crime: Shadows from the Past and Portents for the Future (2008), Gangs, Pseudo-Militaries, and Other Modern Mercenaries: New Dynamics in Uncomfortable Wars (2010), and finally The Complexity of Modern Asymmetric Warfare (2012) crown [the author’s] already noteworthy achievements. They carve out for him an honored place as a creative and pragmatic contributor to national and global security.”—from the Afterword by Edwin G. Corr, former U.S. Ambassador
About the Author
Max G. Manwaring, a retired U.S. Army colonel, is Professor of Military Strategy at the U.S. Army War College, where he holds the General Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research. He is the author of numerous books, including Insurgency, Terrorism, and Crime.
John T. Fishel is Professor Emeritus of National Security Policy at the University of Oklahoma and coauthor with Max Manwaring of Uncomfortable Wars Revisited.
Edwin G. Corr, a former U.S. Ambassador and former Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma, is Associate Director of the International Program Center.