Voluntary Guerrillas…

“The people must be inspired to cooperate voluntarily. We must not force them, for it we do it will be ineffectual.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman who led his country’s communist revolution. He was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1935 until… Read More

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The Fountain of Guerrilla Warfare…

“The fountain of guerrilla warfare is in the masses of people, who organize guerrilla units directly from themselves.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman who led his country’s communist revolution. He was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1935 until his death, and… Read More

Destroying Life Lines…

“If [a conventional army facing guerrillas] can maintain communications, she will be able at will to concentrate powerful forces speedily at strategic points to our engage our organized units in decisive battle … severing her supply lines destroys her life line.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and… Read More

Changing Conditions, Changing Methods…

“It is necessary to be completely unsympathetic to abstract formulas and rules and to study with sympathy the conditions of the actual fighting, for these will change in accordance with the physical and economic situations and the realization of the people’s aspirations. These progressive changes in conditions create new methods.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976)… Read More

Victory & Mistakes…

“In spite of the most complete preparation, there can be no victory if mistakes are made in the matter of command.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman who led his country’s communist revolution. He was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1935 until… Read More

Tactics: East & West…

“Select the tactic of seeming to come from the East and attacking from the West; avoid the solid, attack the hollow; attack; withdraw; deliver a lightning blow, seek a lightning decision. When guerrillas engage a stronger enemy, they withdraw when he advances; harass him when he stops; strike him when he is weary; pursue him… Read More

Imaginative, Intelligent & Bold Leadership is…

“Imaginative, intelligent, and bold leadership is absolutely essential. Commanders and leaders at every echelon must be selected with these specific qualities in mind. Officers and NCOs who are more than competent under normal conditions will frequently be hopelessly ineffective when confronted with dynamic and totally different situations.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the… Read More