'Taylor Must Go': The Strategy of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy
2015 (English)In: Small Wars & Insurgencies, ISSN 0959-2318, E-ISSN 1743-9558, Vol. 26, no 2, 248-270 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In 1999, rebels rose to oppose the newly elected former warlord Charles Taylor in Liberia. Motivated by a variety of reasons, the minimal common denominator of these rebels, who assumed the name Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), was that Charles Taylor must leave the country. The decentralized nature of LURD though stands out in their struggle, as they don't fit the unitary actor assumed by literature on strategy, nor the alternative conception of decentralized forces fighting for purely local reasons. Understanding such aberrations as LURD is the first step to finding strategies that can incorporate and manage them.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 26, no 2, 248-270 p.
cohesion, insurgency, Liberia, LURD, strategy
Research subject Krigsvetenskap
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5805DOI: 10.1080/09592318.2015.1007561ISI: 000354477900003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-5805DiVA: diva2:893674