What is Guerrilla Warfare?

Introduction Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which small groups of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility, to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military. Although the term “guerrilla warfare” was coined in the context of… Read More

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The Will to Resist…

“It is impossible for Westerners to understand the force of the people’s will to resist, and to continue to resist. The struggle of the people exceeds the imagination. It has astonished us too.” Pham Van Dong (1906 to 2000) An architect of Vietnam’s communist revolution, he was prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam… Read More

Force of Arms & Not Force of Arms…

“The goal of this kind of warfare will encompass more than merely using means that involve the force of arms to control the enemy to accept one’s own will. Rather, the goal should be to use all means whatsoever-means that involve the force of arms and means that do not involve the force of arms,… Read More

Guerrillas Supplies…

“The equipment of guerrillas cannot be used on what they want, or even on what they need, but on what is available for their use … Guerrillas must not depend too much on an armoury; the enemy is their principal source of supply.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist,… Read More

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

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