Command Coordination and Tactical Effectiveness in Counter-insurgency Operations:Lessons from the South Korean Campaign

Park, Soul and Paik, Seung Joon (2018) Command Coordination and Tactical Effectiveness in Counter-insurgency Operations:Lessons from the South Korean Campaign. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 29 (2). pp. 291-315. ISSN 0959-2318

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Abstract

This article analyzes the causes of combat effectiveness of the South Korean security forces through the course of its various counter-insurgency (COIN) operations from 1948 to 1953. We argue that improvements in two interrelated aspects ultimately resulted in higher operational and tactical level performance: unified operational command structure and the subsequent improvements in tactical efficiency under the guidance of the US advisory mission. Through an in-depth case study on how a nascent army improved its capacity in combating homegrown insurgencies, we demonstrate how the actual conduct of operations itself remains just as significant in the assessment of overall COIN outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: counterinsurgency (coin),indigenous forces,interagency cooperation and coordination,korean constabulary (kc),korean national police (knp),republic of korea army (roka),tactical effectiveness,political science and international relations ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3320
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 00:24
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 00:06
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81384
DOI: 10.1080/09592318.2018.1433509

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