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Revista de Relaciones Internacionales, Estrategia y Seguridad 2011, 6 (2)

Author: Oscar Palma Morales 2554

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Revista de Relaciones Internacionales, Estrategia y Seguridad ISSN: 1909-3063 cinuv.relinternal@unimilitar.edu.co Universidad Militar Nueva Granada Colombia Palma Morales, Oscar THE EVOLUTION OF COUNTERINSURGENCY WARFARE: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW Revista de Relaciones Internacionales, Estrategia y Seguridad, vol.
6, núm.
2, julio-diciembre, 2011, pp.
195-220 Universidad Militar Nueva Granada Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=92722562009 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative 195 rev.relac.int.estrateg.segur.6(2):195-220,2011 THE EVOL UTION OF COUNTERINSURGENCY W ARF ARE: A HISTORIC AL OVERVIEW* EVOLUTION WARF ARFARE: HISTORICAL Oscar Palma Morales** Recibido: 21 de octubre de 2011 Aceptado: 08 de noviembre de 2011 ABSTRACT This paper makes a historical overview of the evolution of counterinsurgency in order to understand that this concept has not been rigid and static through the ages.
It intends to explain why the understanding of counterinsurgency, its objectives and scope, the actors involved in its practice, and especially the legal and legitimate methods applied, are as they are conceived today.
In essence, what began as the use of violence to destroy the insurgency along with its social base through all available means became a political enterprise to build state institutions in every region in a specific country. This, in order to erode the insurgency’s connection with communities while providing the services required for social and economic development.
It also makes an observation of one of the future dilemmas of the debate on counterinsurgency. * This article is based on the draft Second Chapter of my dissertation for the PhD Degree in International Relations ** PhD Ca...





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