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NCJ Number: 63667 Find in a Library
Title: GUERRILLA WARFARE
Author(s): C GUEVARA
Corporate Author: Monthly Review Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1961
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: Monthly Review Press
New York, NY 10001
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A HANDBOOK OF PRINCIPLES OF GUERRILLA WARFARE OUTLINES ORGANIZATION, STRATEGY, AND TACTICS FOR A SUCCESSFUL INSURGENCY.
Abstract: THIS HANDBOOK FOR REVOLUTIONARIES STRESSES THE NEED FOR HIGH MORALE, DISCIPLINE, EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP, AND FAITH IN FINAL VICTORY IF GUERRILLAS ARE TO LEAD THE PEOPLE TO REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE. IN DISCUSSING THE FORMATION OF THE NUCLEUS OF A REVOLUTIONARY BAND, THE VOLUME PRESENTS PRACTICAL ADVICE ABOUT THE IDEAL NUMBER IN THE BAND, KIND OF PERSONS NEEDED, ADEQUATE PREPARATION, STRICT SECRECY, LIFE AS ASCETICS, USE AND CARE OF FIREARMS, CAREFUL PHYSICAL TRAINING, AND SECURE HOUSING. THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF GUERRILLA WARFARE ARE DESCRIBED WITH DETAILED DISCUSSION OF THE CUBAN EXPERIENCE, OF THE ESSENCE OF GUERRILLA WARFARE AND OF THE COROLLARY LAWS NEEDED TO CARRY IT FORWARD, REASONS THE GUERRILLA FIGHTS, LOCATION OF THE FIGHT ON FAVORABLE AND UNFAVORABLE GROUND, AND SUBURBAN WARFARE. THE GUERRILLA FIGHTER IS A SOCIAL REFORMER. THE DISCUSSION OF THE FIGHTER HIMSELF INCLUDES MOTIVES AND METHODS, ORGANIZATION INTO BANDS, AND THE COURSE OF A GUERRILLA WAR. ORGANIZATION OF THE GUERRILLA FRONT INVOLVES SUPPLY, PARTICULARLY FROM SOURCES IMMEDIATELY AT HAND, THE CIVIL ORGANIZATION ROLE OF WOMEN, MEDICAL PROBLEMS, SABOTAGE AS ONE OF THE INVALUABLE WEAPONS OF A PEOPLE WHO FIGHT IN GUERRILLA FORM, WAR INDUSTRY, PARTICULARLY PROVIDING SHOES FOR THE GUERRILLAS, PROPAGANDA, INTELLIGENCE, TRAINING AND INDOCTRINATION. AN ORDER OF BATTLE, AND METHODS OF DISCIPLINARY PUNISHMENT CONCLUDE ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS. AN EPILOGUE ANALYZES THE CUBAN SITUATION AND ITS FUTURE (1961). ILLUSTRATIONS ACCOMPANY THE TEXT. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Cuba; Procedure manuals; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Sabotage; Terrorist tactics; Urban guerrilla warfare
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