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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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

US Army Psychological & Unconventional Warfare between 1941 & 1952

Title Psychological and Unconventional Warfare. 1941-1952: Origins of a “Special Warfare” Capability for the United States Army. Outline This study examines the United States Army’s activities in psychological and unconventional warfare during and after World War II to determine the impetus for, and origins of, the formal special warfare capability created in 1952 with the establishment of… Read More