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There were Chinese who disagreed with the Communists, but they along with other Malayans were forced to cooperate with the Communists. The program involved the forced relocation of Chinese immigrants and others who were located in or near the Malayan jungle to new settlements. The new settlements were given around the clock police supervision and were partially fortified. The British also tried to win the hearts of the new settlers by providing them with education, health services and homes with water and electricity.
When this proved unsuccessful, they herded the Boer women and children into concentration camps where conditions were appalling and disease and death was rife.
posted by xpert11
Ok we know that in order to win a counter insurgency you have to separate the insurgents from the local population as well as win the hearts and mind battle. So I put forward adopting the Briggs Plan and implementing it in Southern Afghanistan. After the local population has been separated from the enemy the hearts and minds battle can be won. The Briggs plan would only form a part of the plan that leads to the war being won in Afghanistan.
Originally posted by donwhite
Separate? Physically or ideologically? We had those in Vietnam, Mr X11. Purpose built carefully sited fortified villages. People we thought “friendly” to us were either forced - who knows? - or lured into the villages by money or other scarce items or privileges.
Originally posted by xmotex
Isn't the Boer War in fact the origin of the term "concentration camp"?
Originally posted by marg6043
Expert in Afghanistan the only part of the nation that is controlled and flourishing is the area where the major city is the capital, the rest of the country is till under the power of warlords, right now the only thing Afghanistan is producing is opium.
While the report found that opium production dropped in northern Afghanistan, Western officials briefed on the assessment said, cultivation rose in the south, where Taliban insurgents urge farmers to grow poppies.
Thirty-one students, including eight women, graduated April 12, 2007 from the basic course at Bamyan Regional Training Centre (RTC).
There were four female police officers in Bamyan when the New Zealanders arrived in Afghanistan in October 2006. Three of the women had just graduated from the basic course while the other one had been a police officer for 10 months.
posted by marg6043
Actually Afghanistan gets money the government gets help from the US but like you said it doesn't reach the northern and far away areas of the nation, it helps keep the government afloat and flourishing while tuck safely away in the nations main city.
Originally posted by donwhite
Everybody knows the Karzan government in Afghan is an American puppet and everybody knows the al Maliki government in Iraq is an American puppet. Are we running TWO Vietnams at one time in 2007?