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Treading on Hallowed GroundCounterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces$
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C. Christine Fair and Sumit Ganguly

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195342048

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
Treading on Hallowed Ground
Author(s):

Sumit Ganguly

C. Christine Fair

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins by identifying the two specific problems of counterinsurgency that have received inadequate attention in the scholarly literature. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to address these gaps in several important ways. First, it explains why sacred space is important both to insurgents and to counterinsurgency forces. Second, it discusses a series of case studies evaluating the most important counterinsurgency operations on sacred space in the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   counterinsurgency, sacred space, Middle East, Southeast Asia

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