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Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife

Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam

by John A. Nagl

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Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: from c 1900 -,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • Political Science,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • South East Asia,
  • Asia - Southeast Asia,
  • Military - General,
  • Political Science / International Relations,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Counterinsurgency,
  • History,
  • Malaya,
  • Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960,
  • Malaysia,
  • Underground movements,
  • Vietnam,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsPeter J. Schoomaker (Foreword)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9857703M
    ISBN 100226567702
    ISBN 109780226567709

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