By Robert W. Schaefer
The stunning occasions of the Moscow airport terrorist assault make it transparent that the North Caucasus insurgency continues to be robust – regardless of the Kremlin’s declaration in 2008 that the clash used to be “over.” For the 1st time, an army specialist on either Russia and insurgency deals the definitive advisor at the violence in Southern Russia, explaining why the Russian method of counterterrorism is failing, why terrorist and rebel assaults in Russia have sharply elevated over the last 3 years, why civilians proceed to vanish, why the location will basically irritate because the 2014 Sochi Olympics process -- and why there is not any result in sight to the morass.The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad is a complete and award-winning therapy of this three hundred year-old clash. Thematically prepared, it cuts throughout the rhetoric to supply a contextual framework with which readers can actually comprehend the "why" and "how" of one of many world’s longest-running modern insurgencies, regardless of Russia's most sensible efforts to get rid of it.A attention-grabbing case examine of a counterinsurgency crusade that's in direct contravention people and Western method, the e-book additionally examines the variations and linkages among insurgency and terrorism; the origins of clash within the North Caucasus; and the impacts of alternative lines of Islam, of al-Qaida, and of the struggle on Terror. A severe exam of never-before-revealed Russian counterinsurgency (COIN) campaigns explains why these campaigns have constantly failed and why the area has obvious such an upswing in violence because the clash used to be formally declared "over" under years ago.The book's beneficial properties contain: info drawn from the North Caucasus Incident Database (NCID), compiling each violent incident within the area over a two-year interval; charts exhibiting the advanced options of the insurgency and the Russian counterinsurgency campaigns; declassified intelligence studies; in addition to maps and a bibliography. offered in the course of the lens of counterinsurgency conception, this incisive research explores the historical roots of every factor, the foremost avid gamers, and the farthest-reaching results. it's the first doctrinal research (classified or unclassified) produced at the clash in over 10 years and is already getting used as a textbook on the application on Terrorism and protection reports on the Marshall middle.
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How well the guerrillas can defend themselves will determine if the guerrilla warfare stage can continue to progress. If government forces are too powerful and the local population is not vulnerable enough, then the guerrillas will simply disappear and the insurgency will temporarily revert back to Phase I (latent and incipient) until it finds a new area from which to start operations. Then it will begin again. However, if all has gone well, the confident and now well-equipped bands of experienced guerrillas will not only be able to defend themselves, but they will also go on the offensive and conduct larger attacks against government troops and installations in preparation for Phase III—the War of Movement—similar to what we know as conventional warfare.
8 This ensures operational security and virtually guarantees that the capture of a single terrorist will not lead to the collapse of the larger organization. The loss of a single terrorist cell is minimal; suicide bombers are never the leaders of an organization— they are the ‘‘throw-aways,’’ men and women who are not needed for more important work like leading troops or organizing the larger insurgency. This plausible deniability enables the insurgency to claim that although its political wing wants to work for a peaceful resolution to the problem, the angry citizens are taking matters into their own hands because the repressive government is not adequately addressing the legitimate needs of the people.
A basic tactic from the ‘‘insurgent playbook’’ is to initiate attacks in remote areas—requiring the government to send troops outside of the normal radius of their bases or garrisons. Government troops require food, ammunition, and supplies, the bulk of which must be transported by unarmored trucks—the perfect ‘‘confidence’’ target for the insurgents. In many countries there are only so many high-speed roads that can support trucks and troop movements—meaning the insurgents already have a good idea how government troops will move into their area.