Sunday, March 23, 2014
Can you defeat an insurgency?
Now the question is can an insurgency be defeated at all? Now before I go into detailed analysis of it, I want to let you know that I am not a military analyst, specialists, serving or retired soldier, strategists of any of number of names that you call people who are expert in military affairs. I don’t have a full time job analyzing military things and I don’t have the resources or the time to do it. All I read is on the internet, books, newspapers, magazines and other sources and form my own opinion about military things. I have no experience in counter insurgency or guerilla warfare so my opinion is strictly from the confines of what I have read. It is up to the individual militaries to decide how best to deal with insurgencies. I just have a few suggestions which may or may not have implemented and can be useful in case ever a country encounters one. What fuels insurgency and the causes. Some are genuine grievances against the government for ignoring their rights or they have some other concerns where they are just creating nuisances for the public. Sometimes they are driven by blind ideology which is outdated but they are clinging to it due to their leader’s tight grip on the ideas and the soldiers/workers/insurgents are just following orders. Whatever the reason, in order to defeat an insurgency, you need to work on multiple fronts and each one needs a different method to deal with it.