WARFARE. Theory and Practice. David Galula. Foreword by John A. Nagl. PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era. Praeger Security International. Westport. Summary of Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice By David Galula Summary written by Brett Reeder, Conflict Research Consortium Citation: Galula, . Counterinsurgency Warfare. Theory and Practice. by David Galula. This book examines the strategy and means to defeat insurgents or guerrilla movements.
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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 A very interesting and only too relevant book on counterinsurgency and guerrilla warfare.
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice
Many of the aspects and strategies listed here have become so commonplace as to appear obvious, but this book was likely revolutionary in its own time. Very interesting use of historical examples.
An officer of the marine infantry in the old colonial army, he was assigned to China and also served with the United Nations as a military observer in Greece and military attache in Hong Kong.
Colonel Galula was stationed in Algeria at the time of the revolt by the French army.
Shortly before retiring he wrote Counterinsurgency Warfare: Account Options Sign in. Inspired by his military experiences as a French military officer and attache wartare China, Greece, Southeast Asia, and Algeria, the author realized the “need for a compass” in the suppression of My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Greenwood Publishing Group- History – pages. 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 wzrfare the valula 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.
Counterinsurgency Warfare provides the template for the defeat of today’s insurgents and terrorists. Selected pages Title Page.
Contents Revolutionary War Nature and Characteristics. Asymmetry Between the Insurgent and the Counterinsurgent.
Gradual Transition from Peace to War. Revolutionary War Is a Protracted War. Fluidity of the Insurgent Rigidity davvid the Counterinsurgent. The Power of Ideology.
Infiltration of the Insurgent Movement. Strengthening the Political Machine. Counterinsurgency in the Hot Revolutionary War. Laws and Principals of Counterinsurgency Warfare.
Strategy of the Counterinsurgency. From Strategy to Tactics. Selection of the Area of Efforts.
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The Prerequisites for a Successful Insurgency. Weakness of the Counterinsurgent. The Orthodox Pattern Communist. Vulnerability of the Insurgent in the Orthodox Pattern. Vulnerability of the Insurgent in the Shortcut Pattern.
Counterinsurgency in the Cold Revolutionary War. Direct Action Against the Insurgent. Indirect Action Against the Insurgent.
The First Area as a Test Area. Development of the Static Unit.
Contract with the Control of the Population. Destruction of the Insurgent Political Organization. Testing the Local Leaders. Winning Over or Suppressing the Last Guerrillas. Other editions – View all Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice David Galula Limited preview – Theory and Practice David Galula No preview available – A Historical and Critical Study Limited preview – Revolutionary War Counteginsurgency and Characteristics. The Phoenix program Douglas Valentine Snippet view –