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Counterinsurgency in Kenya

Anthony Clayton

Counterinsurgency in Kenya

a study of military operations against the Mau Mau, 1952-1960

by Anthony Clayton

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Published by Sunflower University Press in Manhattan, Kan .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • Mau Mau.,
    • Counterinsurgency -- Kenya -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Kenya -- History -- Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960 -- Campaigns.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 64.

      StatementAnthony Clayton.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT433.577 .C57 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p. :
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2988655M
      ISBN 100897450612
      LC Control Number84241969

      Cooperation was itself defined in terms of a detainee's readiness to confess their Mau Mau oath. Lesser, B. The chapters also pay attention to the political dimensions of the counterinsurgency by examining the policy of forced villagization in the region. The counterinsurgent reaches a position of strength when his power is embedded in a political organization issuing from, and firmly supported by, the population. Foreign Affairs, 5,pp. Schmid and Ronald Crelinsten Eds.

      The Lari massacre was by comparison rather outstanding and in contrast to regular Mau Mau strikes which more often than not targeted only loyalists without such massive civilian casualties. Litt from the University of St Andrews. To make matters even worse, native Kenyan workers were poorly served by colonial labour-legislation and a prejudiced legal-system. Who were citizens and what made them so?

      Once such superior intelligence is gained, the counterinsurgents must be trained to a point of high professionalism and discipline such that they will exercise discrimination and restraint. Though the Ottomans often had advantages in manpower of more than to 1, the Arabs ' ability to materialize out of the desert, strike, and disappear again often left the Turks reeling and paralyzed, creating an opportunity for regular British forces to sweep in and finish the Turkish forces off. He was known to meticulously record his attacks in a series of five notebooks, which when executed were often swift and strategic, targeting loyalist community leaders he had previously known as a teacher. Hers is the first detailed, well-researched work which sees the Somalis in the NFD as part of the Kenyan state. He defines this distinction as 'Maoist' and 'post-Maoist' insurgency.


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Counterinsurgency in Kenya book

The rebellion in Mount Elgon, near the border with Uganda, began in when the SLDF began an armed struggle to protest against illegal land allocations and forced resettlement of local communities.

To understand counter-insurgency, one must understand insurgency to comprehend the dynamics of revolutionary warfare.

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In particular, a state can protect its armed forces while destroying insurgents, but only by indiscriminately killing civilians as the Ottomans, Italians, and Nazis did in the Balkans, Libya, and Eastern Europe. Who were citizens and what made them so? Hezbollah: A Short History.

Detainees were screened and re-screened for confessions and intelligence, then re-classified accordingly.

As a potential new framework, the author restructures the debate around hard and soft power tactics. Our success in Iraq depends on our ability to treat the civilian population with humanity and dignity, even as we remain ready to immediately defend ourselves or Iraqi Counterinsurgency in Kenya book when a threat is detected.

Some go a step further and look at ways soft power can facilitate an exit for individuals from terrorist groups, arguing that government counterterrorism programs should offer terrorists a pathway out of terrorism by facilitating disengagement and rehabilitation.

Ethnic communities and alliances split under pressure: Muslim Boran in Isiolo sided with their stronger Somali neighbors, but they did so in part to get the weapons they needed to defend themselves; Marsabit Boran supported the government and expected to Counterinsurgency in Kenya book into the trading niche hitherto occupied by Somali; Rendille, under pressure from Boran raiding, voted for secession.

MacDonald would reorganise the Special Branch of the Kenya Police, promote collaboration with Special Branches in adjacent territories, and oversee coordination of all intelligence activity "to secure the intelligence Government requires".

If not, to what extent can hard power tactics prove strategically successful? American counterterrorism policy and operations worldwide have, at times, appeared to present contradictions. First, the settler government in Kenya was, even before the insurgency, probably the most openly racist one in the British empire, with the settlers' violent prejudice attended by an uncompromising determination to retain their grip on power [] and half-submerged fears that, as a tiny minority, they could be overwhelmed by the indigenous population.

At the end of the day, an advanced drone program is an operational tool, and a campaign of targeted strikes can provide a counterterrorism strategy with some innovative and timely successes. Yet it is reasonable to assume that some soft power measures could indeed offer certain individuals and groups some sort of pathway out of terrorism.

However, counterterrorism is something entirely different when thinking in terms of dealing with the complexities of Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as the hard and soft power alternatives that an all-encompassing strategy can bring to bear. A rights group in western Kenya said at least 72 people were killed during the counterinsurgency campaign, with some of the bodies loaded on to military helicopters and then dropped in the forest.

Moreover, the book moves toward a more nuanced understanding of the realities and effects of counterinsurgency warfare. In the context of countering Al-Qaeda terrorism, however, it seems America prefers hard power to soft power.

In: I. Akali Omeni[ edit ] Another writer who explores a trio of features relevant to understanding counter-insurgency is Akali Omeni.

Of the three thousand, about seventeen hundred were civilians It is a simple strategy of repeated pin-pricks and bleeding that, though small in proportion to the total force strength, sap the will of the occupier to continue the fight.

In short, the larger task for America and its allies will be to find adequate answers to such questions and determine what the long, perhaps multigenerational struggle against international terrorism will look like after the war in Afghanistan, and, in this way, move beyond the current debate surrounding counterterrorism and counterinsurgency.

It centres on the role that leadership played in the process of organisational adaptation and in the evolution of the British army's 'small wars culture'.

As Whittaker does not consider the colonial policies that contributed to the emergence of local rebellion in detail, she sometimes de-emphasizes the historical roots of the armed conflict. There was a long term learning cycle throughout this period, during which cultural preferences for certain methods evolved - soldiers knew what approaches should be adopted.

Schmid and Rashmi Singh. The term Shifta itself originated from the nineteenth-century imperial Abyssinian regime, which used it to refer to the peripheral tribal societies that had resisted its expansionist expeditions, and the Kenyan government adopted the term with a similarly pejorative meaning and method.

In: Thomas Rid and Thomas Keaney. Set up, by means of elections, new provisional local authorities. However, there were also shorter-term, campaign-specific learning cycles, during which learning how to put those approaches into practice took place.

Second, the hijacking was intended to influence a wider audience, rather than for personal criminal gain or for escape by simply redirecting a flight for transport.Feb 11,  · New Book Provides a Timely Guide to Understanding Insurgency Warfare.

A new book from terrorist expert Seth G. Jones explores the history and details of insurgencies since the end of World War II, providing lessons for those fighting insurgent campaigns today. Moreover, the book moves toward a more nuanced understanding of the realities and effects of counterinsurgency warfare.

Based on archival research in Kenya and the United Kingdom and insights from literature from across the social sciences, the book reconstructs the dilemmas facing members of society at war with itself and its colonial atlasbowling.com: $ Between andthe British army conducted three important counterinsurgency operations, in Malaya (), Kenya () and Cyprus ().

During that time, military leaders at all levels, but at a senior level including Gene. Aug 07,  · Counterinsurgency, by the Book. By Richard H. Schultz Jr. and Andrea J. Dew. Aug. 7, ; Boston. AS we all know, war has changed. In the 21st century it is dominated by irregular and. Oct 12,  · Buy Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization (African Studies) 1 by Daniel Branch (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). Aug 22,  · In these four books, we see Kilcullen working through the changing counterinsurgency and counterterrorism threat landscape, and in each book, he focuses on strategic and policy issues, offering specific tactical and operational guidance to on-the-ground practitioners involved in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism.