Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1 janv. 2006 - 106 pages
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This work defines the laws of counterinsurgency warfare. It is a new edition of a classic work, which outlines lessons from the 1950s and 60s that are relevant to today's conflicts. It is part of the PSI Classics in the Counterinsurgency Era series. This book provides an analysis of how to countermine insurgency, and of the elements that might hinder its defeat. Inspired by his military experiences as a French military officer and attache in China, Greece, Southeast Asia, and Algeria, the author realized the need for a compass in the suppression of insurgency, and he set out to define the laws of counterinsurgency warfare, to deduce from them its principles, and to outline the corresponding strategy and tactics. Written in 1964, the book in its new printing is as relevant now as it was forty years ago. Counterinsurgency Warfare provides the template for the defeat of today's insurgents and terrorists.
  

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From the "father" of COIN doctrine. Galula served as a French military officer in WWII asd afterwords in various outposts of unrest through the cold war, culminating in Algeria during the French army ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Galula lays out the basic steps of an insurgency or revolutionary war and the steps neccessary to combat or suppress one. Why I started this book: It was short and I was going to whip thru it. Why I ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

Revolutionary War Nature and Characteristics
1
Revolution Plot Insurgency
2
Asymmetry Between the Insurgent and the Counterinsurgent
3
The Population
4
Gradual Transition from Peace to War
5
Revolutionary War Is a Protracted War
6
Fluidity of the Insurgent Rigidity of the Counterinsurgent
7
The Power of Ideology
8
Infiltration of the Insurgent Movement
46
Strengthening the Political Machine
47
Counterinsurgency in the Hot Revolutionary War
49
Laws and Principals of Counterinsurgency Warfare
50
Strategy of the Counterinsurgency
55
From Strategy to Tactics
61
Selection of the Area of Efforts
67
Political Preparation
71

PropagandaA OneSided Weapon
9
The Prerequisites for a Successful Insurgency
11
Weakness of the Counterinsurgent
16
Geographic Conditions
23
Outside Support
25
The Insurgency Doctrine
29
The Orthodox Pattern Communist
30
A Shortcut
39
Vulnerability of the Insurgent in the Orthodox Pattern
41
Vulnerability of the Insurgent in the Shortcut Pattern
42
Counterinsurgency in the Cold Revolutionary War
43
Direct Action Against the Insurgent
44
Indirect Action Against the Insurgent
45
The First Area as a Test Area
73
The Operations
75
Development of the Static Unit
77
Contract with the Control of the Population
81
Destruction of the Insurgent Political Organization
86
Local Elections
89
Testing the Local Leaders
90
Organizing a Party
92
Winning Over or Suppressing the Last Guerrillas
93
Concluding Remarks
95
Index
101
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DAVID GALULA graduated from St. Cyr Military Academy in 1939 and served in the French army in the North Africa campaign and the liberation of Italy and France during World War II. In addition, he later served in China, Greece, IndoChina, and Algeria. Lieutenant Colonel Galula died in 1967.

John A. Naglis a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Army. A graduate of West Point and a Rhodes Scholar, he received his Ph.D. from St. Antony s College, Oxford, where he wrote his thesis on counterinsurgency in Malaya and Vietnam. Nagl served as the military assistant to deputy secretaries of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and Gordon England, where he coauthored the U.S. Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency field manual with generals David Petraeus and James M. Mattis. He is the former president of the Center for a New American Security and the ninth headmaster of the Haverford School in Pennsylvania.

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