An Overview of the Insurgency in Paraguay (2005-Present)

Introduction The insurgency in Paraguay, also known as the Paraguayan People’s Army insurgency and the EPP rebellion (from the group’s name in Spanish: Ejército del Pueblo Paraguayo), is an ongoing low-level armed conflict in northeastern Paraguay (since 27 August 2005). Between 2005 and the summer of 2014, the ongoing EPP campaign has resulted in at… Read More


An Overview of the Strategy and Tactics of Guerrilla Warfare

Introduction The main strategy and tactics of guerrilla warfare tend to involve the use of a small attacking, mobile force against a large, unwieldy force. The guerrilla force is largely or entirely organised in small units that are dependent on the support of the local population. Tactically, the guerrilla army makes the repetitive attacks far… Read More

An Overview of Foreign Internal Defence

Introduction Foreign internal defence (FID) is a term used by militaries in several countries, including the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, to describe an integrated, and possibly multi-country, approach to combating actual or threatened insurgency in a foreign state. This foreign state is known as the Host Nation (HN) under US (and generally… Read More

A Brief Overview of Insurgency

Introduction An insurgency is a violent, armed rebellion against authority waged by small, lightly armed bands who practice guerrilla warfare from primarily rural base areas. The key descriptive feature of insurgency is its asymmetric nature: small irregular forces face a large, well-equipped, regular military force state adversary. Due to this asymmetry, insurgents avoid large-scale direct… Read More