The recent and the distant past.
Those who are interested in the historical study of counterinsurgency should look at the Combat Studies Institute monographs. One of the real weakenesses of the site is that it doesn't have an RSS feed, which would make it easy for readers to be notified of the arrival of new articles by an RSS aggregator.
Among the offerings are two conflicts separated by a hundred years. Matt Matthews looks at the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, and Robert Ramsey looks at US counterinsurgency in the Philippines more than a century ago. It's often forgotten that the US Army did counterinsurgency (during the Indian Wars and in the Philippines long before it was remolded into the big-battle instrument of the two world wars. But what's new is old and what's old is new.
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