Podcast: Britain, Counterinsurgency and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

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David Ucko

Why did the British Army, the alleged masters of counterinsurgency, fail at this task in Iraq and Afghanistan?  How firm are the underpinnings of our understanding of counterinsurgency and where does COIN stand today? Global Security Studies Program Director Mark Stout explores these questions with David Ucko of the National Defense University and the author, along with Robert Egnell of Georgetown University, of Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare.