ISBN-10:
0275993035
ISBN-13:
9780275993030
Pub. Date:
09/05/2000
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by David Galula, John A. Nagl

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ISBN-13: 9780275993030
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/05/2000
Series: PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 475,909
Product dimensions: 0.27(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

About the Author

DAVID GALULA (1919-1967) was born to French parents in Tunisia and raised in Morocco, earning his baccalaureat in Casablanca and attending the military academy at Saint-Cyr. Graduated on the eve of World War II, he saw action in North Africa, Italy, and France. 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: Theory and Practice, while in residence at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Revolutionary War: Nature and Characteristics

The Prerequisites for a Successful Insurgency

The Insurgency Doctrine

Counterinsurgency in the Cold Revolutionary War

Counterinsurgency in the Hot Revolutionary War

From Strategy to Tactics

The Operations

Concluding Remarks

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Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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BitsBacon More than 1 year ago
I've been to multiple military schools and our focus has largely been on how to win conventional wars. The Principles of War, Warden's Five Rings, etc., etc. are all about conventional ops. We need to ensure all of our schools have a core course on the Principles of Counterinsurgency Warfare. The last school I attended it was an elective course only... This book, "Counterinsurgency Warfare", should be one of the key texts for military strategists to read on the principles of winning counterinsurgency wars. I think it does superb job in contrasting how fighting an insurgency using a convential warfare mindset will be a losing strategy. America military's fighting strength is in the conventional realm, and we need to make books like this mandatory reading so that we can excel in both realms. I think the lessons learned we've taken from Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years mirror very closely what is taught in this book written in the early 60's.
warpig3 More than 1 year ago
Gulua writes the book that is has become "the must" read to get a basic of understanding of Counterinsurgency and how to conduct operations that will be succesful. Even though the book was written over 4o years ago, the principles and concepts remain relative today. It's the principles that allow you to employ counterinsurgeny stragidies no matter where you are. For those that are not in the military it is an easy read and not full of acronyms and terms that are difficult for civilians to understand. I believe it is a must for anyone deploying to Iraq or Afhganistan especially those leaders both NCO's and Officers, and battalion and below. Senior officers at brigade or higher, I believe should have already read this book. It should be read to ROTC as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE BOOK on counterinsurgency warfare, and if you don't believe me, then believe noted Vietnam expert Bernard Fall (author of Street Without Joy and Hell in a Very Small Place). Fall considered it the best 'how-to' manual on counterinsurgency warfare. If the folks who started this war had only read two pages (Page 51 and 52) no one would have ever heard of Abu Garaib and Guantanamo. Only 143 pages, but it has all the answers.