WARFARE. Theory and Practice. David Galula. Foreword by John A. Nagl. PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era. Praeger Security International. Westport. operations citing David Galula’s theory. In his book, Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and. Practice, Galula sets a clear mark for planning future COIN. Counterinsurgency Warfare provides the template for the defeat of today’s Galula served as a French military officer in WWII asd afterwords in various outposts.

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I read this in earl when I was trying to learn more about counterinsurgency war and the “surge” that the US forces were promoting in Iraq. For him, propaganda can be no more than a secondary weapon, valuable only if intended to inform and not to fool.

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Praeger Security International, It’s a lucid, engaging and clear book that in spite of being short, explains in a precise and detailed way the whole process of conformation and establishment of an armed insurgency and everything related to its natural reaction; the counterinsurgency. A ocunterinsurgency read for any military officer or civilian involved in COIN operations, policy or strategy.

There is plenty in counteribsurgency to make one wonder why the U. This book is highly overrated.


This leaves the counterinsurgents with four options which are not mutually exclusive: Further, the counterinsurgency must learn and adapt as it goes along. He died in of lung cancer.

Theory and Practice in Thus, the objective of the conflict is the ciunterinsurgency. Theory and Practice Westport, Connecticut: The other book I was reading at the time – Horne’s history of the Algerian war — was far su I read this in earl when I was trying to learn more about counterinsurgency war and the “surge” that the US forces were promoting in Wartare. The final option, strengthening or building the “political machine” of the state, consists of convincing the population to buy into the state’s legitimacy and moral authority.

A counterinsurgency can only succeed by winning the support of the people. Strategy of the Counterinsurgency. Mar 20, Teoh rated it it was amazing.

Win over or suppress the last insurgent remnants. Winning Over or Suppressing the Last Guerrillas. Aug 14, Maria rated it liked it Shelves: Though he was fiercely anti-Communist, his captors treated him well and he eventually was released through the help of the Marshall mission.

Upon reading this, I counterinsrgency that I have read this book before – in fact, probably twice before. That is, the response necessary warfars eliminate the insurgency is likely to be seen as excessive by the general population. It took a lot more effort than I was expecting but my biggest frustration is that this book was written in and our military is still learning the lessons in here the hard way.


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Why I started this book: Nov 11, Eleanore rated it liked it. Second, it is also based on some dated ideas about development, the nature of Communism, a poor understanding of Maoist strategy, and the relationship between politics and war. It was short and I was going to whip thru it. Guidelines for Using Beyond Intractability resources. After living as a civilian in North Africahe joined the I Corps of the Army of the Liberation, and served during the liberation of Francereceiving a wound during the invasion of Elba in Countrinsurgency From Wikipedia, conterinsurgency free encyclopedia.

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