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NCJ Number: 63544 Find in a Library
Title: AGE OF THE GUERILLA - THE NEW WARFARE
Author(s): F SULLY
Corporate Author: Parents' Magazine Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 255
Sponsoring Agency: Parents' Magazine Press
New York, NY 10017
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK ON GUERILLA WARFARE EXAMINES CAUSES OF INSURGENCIES, ORGANIZATION, MOTIVATION, AND OPERATION OF THE KIND OF WARFARE THAT IS FOUND EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
Abstract: FOLLOWING BRIEF ANALYSES OF INSURGENCIES, COUNTERINSURGENCIES, AND URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE IN GREECE, ALGERIA, FRANCE, THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, LATIN AMERICA, CHINA, AND SOUTHEAST ASIA, AN EXAMINATION OF CONTEMPORARY INSURGENCIES SHOWS CAUSES THAT INCLUDE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS AS WELL AS POLITICAL AND SOCIAL AWARENESS. THE OPERATIONS, CHAIN OF COMMAND, AND PARTICULAR MOTIVATION OF PARTICULAR INSURGENCIES ARE EXAMINED. DOCUMENTS INCLUDED ON GUERRILLA WARFARE ARE BY EXPERTS SUCH AS ANCIENT CHINESE WRITERS, AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR WRITER, VIETNAMESE GENERAL GIAP, AND LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARIES CHE GUEVARA AND FIDEL CASTRO. THE APPENDIX LISTS THE MOST FREQUENT REASONS FOR INVOLVEMENT IN GUERRILLA ACTION INCLUDING RESISTANCE AGAINST A FOREIGN POWER, FREEDOM WARS SUCH AS IN ALGERIA, RACIAL SURVIVAL SUCH AS IN BIAFRA OR BY THE KURDS IN IRAQ, SOCIAL REVOLUTION AS SEEN IN CHINA AND CUBA, ECONOMIC WARS, AND WARS OF LIBERATION. AN INDEX IS INCLUDED. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Algeria; China; Economic influences; France; Greece; Laos; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Summaries; Terrorism causes; Thailand; Urban guerrilla warfare; Vietnam
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