The Amos Perlmutter Prize
Posted on 28/02/2012
The editors of the Journal of Strategic Studies are pleased to announce that Jeffrey H. Michaels from the Department of War Studies, King's College London, UK is the winner of the 2011 annual Amos Perlmutter Prize.
The prize, founded six years ago and named in memory of the founding editor of the journal, recognizes the best essay submitted for publication to the Journal of Strategic Studies by a junior faculty member.
Michaels’ essay titled, ‘Managing Global Counterinsurgency: The Special Group (CI) 1962–1966’ explores how the United States managed counterinsurgency during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Specifically, he reveals how the United States formulated and implemented a strategy of the indirect approach in counterinsurgency, working with and through local partners rather than intervening directly. Such an approach holds particular interest for the United States as it leaves Iraq and draws down its commitment to Afghanistan.
The article is published in the latest issue of Journal of Strategic Studies (Volume 35, Issue 1) now free to access online here.