The Other Side of the COIN: Minimum and Exemplary Force in British Army Counterinsurgency in Kenya

TitleThe Other Side of the COIN: Minimum and Exemplary Force in British Army Counterinsurgency in Kenya
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBennett, Huw
JournalSmall Wars and Insurgencies
Volume18
Issue4
Start Page638
Pagination638-664
Date Published2007
Abstract

This article argues that the British government's deliberate exclusion of international law from colonial counterinsurgencies allowed the army to suppress opponents with little restraint. As a result exemplary force was employed to coerce the Kikuyu civilian population in Kenya into supporting the government rather than the insurgents.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09592310701778514
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