TITLE

LESSONS FROM THE TIGER DEFEAT

AUTHOR(S)
Caryl, Christian
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);6/1/2009 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 153 Issue 22, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the Tamil Tigers, a Sri Lankan militant organization that sought to secede from the country and establish an independent Tamil state, was defeated by the Sri Lankan military in May, 2009, ending a 26-year civil war. The strategic approach by the Sri Lankan military is considered for its applicability to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
ACCESSION #
40830047

 

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