This book examines the strategy and means to defeat insurgenct or guerrilla movements based on the author's first-hand experience in China, Greece, Indochina, and Algeria.This book examines the strategy and means to defeat insurgenct or guerrilla movements based on the author's first-hand experience in China, Greece, Indochina, and Algeria.Read Less
New. This book provides an analysis of how to countermine insurgency and 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 rea...
New. This item is printed on demand. This volume in the Praeger Security International (PSI) series "Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era" defines the laws of insurgency and outlines the strategy and tactics to combat such threats. Drawn from the observation.
David Galula, a French army officer with extensive experience in counterinsurgency, wrote this classic in 1964. The book was rediscovered in 2006, as was counterinsurgency itself. Most of the contemporary doctrine -- that the population is the prize, that a gun is not always the most effective tool -- is found in its 99 pages, and was there all along. It is cited in the bibliography of every work I've read on the subject since then.
The 4-page foreword by John Nagl is an even more succinct summary, and worth the price of the book by itself.
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