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Diggers och Kiwis i Vietnam
Swedish Defence University.
2021 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Vietnam war has had a huge influence on how we fight counterinsurgencies and although the war is generally seen as a failure, lessons from it are still being learned to this day. Unlike the Amer- icans, the Australians and New Zealanders using a more population-centric approach where quite successful in pacifying their assigned province.

This thesis aims to examine if the population centric approach is the reason for this success by using Kilcullens modern theory of company-level COIN. The 28 articles for successful COIN in Kilcul- lens theory are interpreted and operationalized into questions. Using a qualitative text analysis, the questions are then tested against both first- and second-hand sources discussing Australia’s and New Zealand’s operations in the war.

The result of the analysis shows that although the 28 articles were not used on a company level, the majority of them were used on a battalion level. After discussing the way companies and battalions were used in the war, this study reaches the conclusion that Kilcullens theory can explain the success achieved. However, Kilcullens theory is most likely not solely responsible for the success, more unknown factors are probably involved which gives suggestions for further research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2021. , p. 42
Keywords [en]
COIN, ANZAC
Keywords [sv]
upprorsbekämpning, COIN, Vietnam, ANZAC, Australien, Kilcullen
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-10098DiVA, id: diva2:1571814
Subject / course
War Studies, Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2021-07-10 Created: 2021-06-23 Last updated: 2021-07-10Bibliographically approved

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