Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

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INDEX
Abizaid, John, 137–38, 145, 165
Abrams, Creighton, 22–29, 35–36, 38, 41, 42, 56, 150, 152, 165, 172, 175, 179, 185, 186, 191, 204, 207, 209
Abrams, Robert, 152
Abu Ghraib prison, 140
Accelerated Pacification Campaign (APC),
23–27, 32, 38, 172
Active Defense, 43–46, 239n71
Adid, Mohammed Farrah, 101
Advanced sensors, 110–11
Afghanistan, 18, 121; conditions in, 189; counterinsurgency in, 181, 188–98, 201–2; intervention in, 109, 181, 248n1; Iraq compared to, 123, 124; leaving, 198–202; Obama and, 188–93; Soviet Union in, 181; Vietnam compared to, 191–93, 199–200
AirLand battle doctrine, 8, 77, 79, 81, 83, 87, 91, 93, 98–99, 111–12, 152, 239n71
Albright, Madeline, 90
Allison, Graham, 5
Alwyn-Foster, Nigel, 169
American Embassy, Saigon, 34
American view of war, 93–94
American Way of War, 7, 9, 29, 51, 58, 94, 141, 154, 207
Analogies, in historical analysis, 11–13, 135
Anbar Awakening, 161
Anderson, Gary, 135
Anderson, Joseph, 106, 139
Andrade, Dale, 20–22, 177
Angola, 44
Annihilation strategy, 7
Anticommunism, 61–62
Antiwar movement, 54
APC. See Accelerated Pacification Campaign
Armed Forces Journal, 162
Armor and Artillery Schools, 48
Arms Export Act (1976), 44
Army–Air Force Center for Low Intensity Conflict, 70, 72
Army 86, 73
Army of Excellence, 73
Army Special Forces, 22
Army War College, 48, 55, 153; Peacekeeping Institute, 97, 99–100, 121–22; Strategic Studies Institute, 51, 53, 124
Arnold, S. L., 101
ARVN. See Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces
Aspin, Lee, 90
Asymmetric warfare, 113
Attrition strategy, 20, 22–24, 56, 201
Automated battlefield, 110, 111, 113
Avant, Deborah, 5
Axelrod, David, 191–92
Baath Party, 135–36
Bacevich, Andrew, 71–72, 127, 200, 236n23
Baghdad, Iraq, 128–31, 136, 148, 156, 159, 161, 174–78
Baker, Ralph O., 147–48

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