America's Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency
Sponsored by Department of History
Monday, November 11, 2013
Throughout modern history, armies have contended with “irregulars”—enemies who hide among the citizenry and favor hit-and-run attacks over open battles. This semester, Franklin & Marshall College hosts four outstanding scholars who will discuss the theory and practice of guerrilla warfare and counter-insurgency, from the American Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars to the era of “national liberation” following World War II.
The final lecture in the "Irregular Wars" series will be presented by Colonel Gian P. Gentile, a U.S. Army officer and a history professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Gentile graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed his Ph.D. in history at Stanford University. He served two tours in Iraq.
The "Irregular Wars" special lecture series is sponsored by the departments of History, American Studies and International Studies; the Center for Liberal Arts and Society; and the Public Affairs Lecture Fund.
This event is open to the public.