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The Phoenix program and contemporary counterinsurgency

Rosenau, William.

The Phoenix program and contemporary counterinsurgency

by Rosenau, William.

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Published by RAND in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Underground movements,
  • Counterinsurgency -- Vietnam,
  • Counterinsurgency -- Middle East

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 25-27)

    StatementWilliam Rosenau, Austin Long.
    SeriesOccasional paper -- OP-258-OSD, Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) -- OP-258-OSD.
    ContributionsLong, Austin G.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS558.92 .R65 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 27 p. ;
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23980252M
    ISBN 100833047450
    ISBN 109780833047458
    LC Control Number2009025524

    The author is a military historian specializing on the Vietnam War and generally views the program as an effective counterinsurgency tool." Blaufarb, Douglas S. The Counterinsurgency Era: U.S. Doctrine and Performance, to the Present. New York: Free Press, "The crime of Phoenix was not the use of harsh methods to apprehend or destroy. The South Vietnamese government was already pursuing a similar counterinsurgency program called Phuong Hoang, named for the immortal bird of Vietnamese and Chinese mythology which those in the West would recognize as a phoenix. It seemed reasonable for both countries to leverage these native efforts with American military and analytical support.

    This book provides an analysis of how to countermine insurgency and the elements that might hinder its defeat. Inspired by his military experiences as a French military officer and attache in China, Greece, Southeast Asia, and Algeria, the author realized the "need for a compass" in the suppression of insurgency, and he set out to "define the laws of counterinsurgency warfare, to 4/5(1). A counter-insurgency or counterinsurgency (COIN) is defined by the United States Department of State as "comprehensive civilian and military efforts taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency and address its root causes".. An insurgency is a rebellion against a constituted authority when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents.

    A counterinsurgency reading list Lt. Col. John Nagl was one of the most respected voices for reforming the US Army's approach to counter-insurgency. He retired from active service to continue his agitation as a civilian, and among other things posted this list of best books (and a video) on Amazon. A new book traces how the CIA and U.S. counterinsurgency warfare operatives adopted lessons from the Nazis’ fight against the partisans and evolved into .


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For some contemporary counterinsurgency enthusiasts, the Phoenix Program represents a high-water mark in terms of U.S. counterinsurgency capabilities and performance.

In their opinion, Phoenix was a tar- geted, coordinated, low-cost interagency effort that had a crushing effect on a ruthless and elu- sive Size: KB. Synopsis Modern-day advocates of the Phoenix Program argue that it was devastatingly effective against the Viet Cong infrastructure during the Vietnam War, but detractors condemn it as a merciless assassination campaign.

The authors provide a fresh assessment of the program and identify aspects that are relevant for contemporary counterinsurgency. From the Ashes of the Phoenix: Lessons for Contemporary Counterinsurgency Operations - Kindle edition by Tovo, LTC Ken. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading From the Ashes of the Phoenix: Lessons for Contemporary Counterinsurgency by: 7. Get this from a library. The Phoenix program and contemporary counterinsurgency.

[William Rosenau; Austin G Long] -- Counterinsurgency campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq have reawakened official and analytical interest in the Phoenix Program. But Phoenix remains one of the most misunderstood aspects of the Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, one of the main efforts to attack the insurgent infrastructure was known as the Phoenix Program.

Phoenix has subsequently become highly controversial, and its The Phoenix program and contemporary counterinsurgency book for contemporary counterinsurgency can be by: 8. The authors provide a fresh assessment of operations against the Viet Cong underground during the Vietnam War and suggest lessons for contemporary counterinsurgency.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have re-focused attention on past U.S. counterinsurgency operations like the Phoenix Program, aimed at dismantling the Viet Cong underground during the Vietnam Cited by: 8. For five years during the Vietnam War, as part of its counterinsurgency strategy, the United States executed an attack, codenamed the Phoenix Program, against the Viet Cong Infrastructure (VCI).

The VCI were the estimatedclandestine operatives living within South Vietnamese society that supported the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units in the field. One of the first books published in the series is Douglas Valentine’s invaluable, in-depth history of one of America’s most egregious counterinsurgency, torture and assassination programs.

It will provide the historical context and an overview of the Phoenix Program, describe the contemporary insurgency threat, and analyze strategic lessons for contemporary counterinsurgency operations. HISTORICAL CONTEXT Significant debate persists on the strategic rationale for America's involvement in Vietnam.

The Phoenix Program (Vietnamese: Chiến dịch Phụng Hoàng) was a program designed and coordinated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the Vietnam War, involving cooperation between American, South Vietnamese and Australian militaries. The program was designed to identify and destroy the Viet Cong (VC) via infiltration, torture.

In the mids, the Phoenix program was considered an artifact of historical interest but with little relevance to the contemporary world. I therefore analyzed the program primarily from a historian's perspective in the first edition of Phoenix and the Birds of Prey, making few references to the present or future.

In his book The Phoenix Program, which drew from a cache of Phoenix-related documents and numerous interviews with former CIA officers, Douglas Valentine chronicled a litany of torture and abuses carried about by CIA operatives, PRU members and other intelligence agents and military personal under the Phoenix Program.

During the Vietnam war Phoenix was a U.S. effort to aim directly at the leadership of the Vietnamese insurgency, what American officials called the “Viet Cong Infrastructure.” There have been few books that zeroed in directly on this subject, and of them, Douglas Valentine’s The Phoenix Program is the only book based on extensive.

The Combined Action Program alone cannot defeat the insurgency but a contemporary program will provide US military leaders a supporting strategy as they continue counterinsurgency operations in. Behind the Phoenix Program.

Chau was assigned in late to lead a new counterinsurgency training program for South Vietnamese cadres. His promotion was part of a C.I.A. push to devise a. "Conflicts are outlined along with the strategies that proved successful, making Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare a fine choice for any serious military library"- The Midwest Book Review (June ) "Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare is a timely, serious, and yet accessible survey, presented by an amazing of experts, of a critical facet of modern warfare /5(12).

23 See Bruce Hoffman, Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq (Santa Monica, CA: RAND ), for a discussion of this concept in relation to counterinsurgency in Malaya and Cyprus.

24 See Robert Kagan, Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in Cited by:   Phoenix Program. By far the most effective, and most controversial program was the Phoenix Program began in June It was believed to be modeled after principles in Trinquier’s book, Modern Warfare.

Although the CIA established the program, the Saigon government provided the bulk of the manpower. Describing the Vietnam-era Phoenix program in multiple places as an "assassination" regime (it was much more This book could be more accurately described as a thinly-veiled condemnation of imperialism and the related COIN tactics that accompany it rather than an attack on COIN per se/5.

Thanks to the work of Douglas Valentine in his classic book The Phoenix Program we have an extremely detailed account of the Phoenix Program exposing a classic example of the brutality of the CIA’s counter insurgency wars.

By studying the Phoenix program one can gain a great deal of insight into the wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. The following excerpt from The Phoenix Program, by Douglas Valentine, is from Chapter “Transgressions”.It deals with the My Lai massacre and the infamous “Tiger Cages.” On Augan article appeared in The New York Times hinting that the CIA, through Phoenix, was responsible for My story line was advanced on Octo when defense attorneys.

Sean Stone interviews journalist and author Douglas Valentine about his new book "The CIA as Organized Crime" and they discuss the ramifications of the Phoenix Program and just how deep the CIA.

Inthe U.S. had for years been involved in covert operations in Vietnam designed to destabilize the North Vietnamese leadership and goad them into attacking American and South Vietnamese targets.

On August 4th, U.S. naval authorities reported one of two recent “torpedo attacks” in the Gulf of Tonkin, torpedo attacks which were later admitted to be entirely .