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Table 2.

Completed Counterinsurgency Campaigns Supported by U.S. Indirect Intervention, 1944–2010

CountryInitial Year% USA CINCastResource Endowment
Greece 1947 1.07% poor 
Philippines 1946 0.95% poor 
Laos 1959 0.19% poor 
Guatemala 1960 0.21% poor 
Cambodia 1967 0.51% poor 
Morocco 1975 1.88% poor 
Nicaragua 1978 0.21% poor 
El Salvador 1979 0.35% poor 
Croatia 1992 0.85% poor 
CountryInitial Year% USA CINCastResource Endowment
Greece 1947 1.07% poor 
Philippines 1946 0.95% poor 
Laos 1959 0.19% poor 
Guatemala 1960 0.21% poor 
Cambodia 1967 0.51% poor 
Morocco 1975 1.88% poor 
Nicaragua 1978 0.21% poor 
El Salvador 1979 0.35% poor 
Croatia 1992 0.85% poor 
*

CINC stands for Composite Index of National Capability

SOURCE: The list of externally supported insurgencies comes from Christopher Paul et al., Paths to Victory: Lessons from Modern Insurgencies (Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, 2013), pp. 77–78. The Composite Index of National Capability comes from the National Material Capabilities Dataset version 4.0, as discussed in David J. Singer, “Reconstructing the Correlates of War Dataset on Material Capabilities of States, 1816–1985,” International Interactions, Vol. 14(1987), pp. 115–132. Resource endowment measures the amount of oil and/or diamonds in a country and comes from Desha Girod, “Foreign Aid and Post-Conflict Reconstruction,” Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 2008, p. 39.

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