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The West's War Against Islamic State: Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq

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9781788317337
Bloomsbury
I.B. Tauris
2021
147 Pages
Paperback
2131

350.00

The West’s war against ISIS has largely evaded rigorous scholarly analysis – until now. In this succinct and incisive study, Mumford masterfully surveys the major dimensions of the anti-ISIS fight. In comprehensively charting key developments – from the perspective of decision-makers in the White House to the assemblage of cyber warriors, special forces and surrogates on the front lines – the book exposes a campaign pervaded by contradictions and incoherencies.”

Thomas Waldman, Macquarie University, author of Vicarious Warfare

Andrew Mumford’s The West’s War Against Islamic State offers a compelling overview of the fight against ISIS. This book traces the evolution of the Islamic State and delivers a blow-by-blow account of the campaign to defeat it, including an in-depth analysis that is indispensable for academics, policymakers, and government officials seeking to understand how the West waged war against this terrorist juggernaut.

Colin P. Clarke, Carnegie Mellon University, author of After the Caliphate

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On the 29th of June 2014 ISIS declared the establishment of a caliphate stretching across territories in Iraq and Syria. In response, Operation Inherent Resolve, a US-led 77 nation coalition, was launched to respond to the threat of Islamic State. The West’s War Against Islamic State offers the first history of Operation Inherent Resolve and the West’s war against ISIS, from its inception in 2014 to the fall of Raqqa in 2017. Andrew Mumford offers a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the military campaign deployed against ISIS in Syria and Iraq by examining the West’s strategic objectives as well as the conflicting interests of rival powers, namely Russia, Iran and Turkey. By examining individual operational components of this military engagement such as drone usage, cyber warfare, special forces operations and sponsorship of guerrilla forces, this book offers a unique insight into the nature of modern warfare.

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The West's War Against Islamic State: Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq

The West’s war against ISIS has largely evaded rigorous scholarly analysis – until now. In this succinct and incisive study, Mumford masterfully surveys the major dimensions of the anti-ISIS fight. In comprehensively charting key developments – from the perspective of decision-makers in the White House to the assemblage of cyber warriors, special forces and surrogates on the front lines – the book exposes a campaign pervaded by contradictions and incoherencies.”

Thomas Waldman, Macquarie University, author of Vicarious Warfare

Andrew Mumford’s The West’s War Against Islamic State offers a compelling overview of the fight against ISIS. This book traces the evolution of the Islamic State and delivers a blow-by-blow account of the campaign to defeat it, including an in-depth analysis that is indispensable for academics, policymakers, and government officials seeking to understand how the West waged war against this terrorist juggernaut.

Colin P. Clarke, Carnegie Mellon University, author of After the Caliphate

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