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The afterlives of counterinsurgency : postcolonialism, military social science, and Afghanistan 2006-2012

Oliver Christian Belcher
2013
To see like the twenty-first century U.S. military is to see a world of networks.  ...  Whether or not this is true, the U.S. military has used this Orientalist "local" narrative to set up place-bound tribal strongmen and warlords to counter what is perceived as a transnational, networked  ...  darker reality was taking shape on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0165663 fatcat:tgwph7bwobf6bp4qiguzo4kerq