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  Guerrilla warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guerrilla warfare is one of the oldest forms of asymmetric warfare.
Guerrilla warfare is the expression of Sun Tzu's Art of War, in contrast to Clausewitz's unlimited use of brute force.
Guerrillas are in danger of not being recognized as lawful combatants because they may not wear a uniform, (to mingle with the local population), or their uniform and distinctive emblems may not be recognised as such by their opponents.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Guerrilla warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Guerrilla tactics are based on ambush, sabotage, and espionage, and their ultimate objective is usually to destabilize an authority through long, low-intensity confrontation.
Guerrillas are often characterised as terrorists by their opponents, as part of psychological warfare.
Guerrilla warfare formed an integral part of the US/NATO military campaigns in Kosovo in the late 1990s and Afghanistan in 2001, which created a unique style of warfare which combined low technology guerrilla warfare with high technology air power.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Guerrilla_warfare   (3636 words)

Guerrilla warfare as a phase of war must be ruled by all of these; but besides, because of its special aspects, a series of corollary laws must also be recognized in order to carry it forward.
Guerrilla warfare is used by the side which is supported by a majority but which possesses a much smaller number of arms for use in defense against oppression.
We must come to the inevitable conclusion that the guerrilla fighter is a social reformer, that he takes up arms responding to the angry protest of the people against their oppressors, and that he fights in order to change the social system that keeps all his unarmed brothers in ignominy and misery.
www.uakron.edu /worldciv/pascher/che.html   (8399 words)

 Guerrilla Warfare - MSN Encarta
The practice of guerrilla warfare, however, dates from antiquity; for example, the Bible tells of the Israelite conquest of Canaan, led by Joshua, involving harassment and ambush of the enemy.
Later Jewish resistance to foreign rule was expressed in the series of fierce guerrilla operations against the Romans in the 1st century ad; led by the Zealot sect, this revolt was climaxed by the seizure of Masada and the massacre of the Roman garrison there in ad 66.
One of the bloodiest guerrilla actions was the peasant revolt of 1793-1796 in the Vendée, in western France, against the revolutionary government and in support of the Roman Catholic Church.
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 guerrilla warfare - HighBeam Encyclopedia
In the Soviet Union guerrilla warfare was included in instruction at the military academy; in the field it was so brilliantly organized that it constituted a continual threat to the German rear and contributed greatly to the German disaster on the Eastern Front.
In Algeria guerrilla warfare against the French was begun by the nationalists in 1954 and conducted with ever-increasing violence until Algeria won its independence in 1961.
Guerrilla warfare, democracy, and the fate of the confederacy.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-guerrill.html   (1317 words)

 Ireland's OWN: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Another tactic the enemy will use is that of labelling the guerrilla fighter as a 'criminal' or a 'terrorist.' The guerrilla, however, differs from the common criminal as a benefits personally from his or her actions, and attacks indiscrimminately without distinguishing between the exploiters and the exploited.
Guerrilla warfare means that the fighters must choose their targets wisely, fight on their own terms, and know when to retreat.
In essence guerrillas must be educated both militarily and politically, as not only the burden of helping to achieve revolutionary freedom, but the burden of showing the people the importance and necessity of the movement, and increasing sympathy and support for the movement, lies in their hands.
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 Che Guevara: Fundamentals of Guerrilla Warfare
Guerrilla warfare is the preferred warfare strategy of insur- gent movemerts because it offers "quick, dramatic results at lit- tle cost."9 It is the strategy of the weak who uses surprise, maneuver, quickness and geography as force multipliers to counter the superior combat strength of the ruling regime's armed forces.
Guerrilla platoons consisting mainly of 30 to 40 men led by a Captain, concentrate their efforts on destroying army outposts and defeating enemy troops within the area surrounding the guerrilla base camp.
Although guerrilla leaders often profess that their aim is to improve the conditions under which their people live, history has shown that more of ten than not these individuals are frequently more repressive and tyrannical than the regimes they depose.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1988/CJK.htm   (6330 words)

 On Guerrilla Warfare — Ch 2
In the case of guerrilla groups, the standard of equipment is of a low order and they must depend for their sustenance primarily upon what the locality affords.
The strategy of guerrilla warfare is manifestly unlike that employed in orthodox operations, as the basic tactic of the former is constant activity and movement.
In guerrilla warfare, small units acting independently play the principal role and there must be no excessive interference with their activities.
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/mao/works/1937/guerrilla-warfare/ch02.htm   (1626 words)

 Guerrilla Warfare
Since then in America the problem of guerrilla war has been raised in discussions of theory by the progressive parties of the continent with the question of whether its utilization is possible or convenient.
The guerrilla is the combat vanguard of the people, situated in a specified place in a certain region, armed and willing to carry out a series of warlike actions for the one possible strategic end - the seizure of power.
The guerrilla is supported by the peasant and worker masses of the region and of the whole territory in which it acts.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /VNguerrilla.htm   (2714 words)

 Guerrilla Warfare
The fact that "guerrilla" warfare became widespread precisely after December, and its connection with the accentuation not only of the economic crisis but also of the political crisis is beyond dispute.
The old Russian terrorism was an affair of the intellectual conspirator; today as a general rule guerrilla warfare is waged by the worker combatant, or simply by the unemployed worker.
Guerrilla warfare is an inevitable form of struggle at a time when the mass movement has actually reached the point of an uprising and when fairly large intervals occur between the "big engagements" in the civil war.
www.marx2mao.com /Lenin/GW06.html   (3461 words)

 Guerrilla warfare - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Guerrilla Tactics were summarized into the Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla in 1969 by Carlos Marighella.
In India in the 17th Century an Indian self-proclaimed leader and king "Shivaji Bhonsle" revolted against the ruling Moogle using guerrilla tactics.
The Provisional IRA, Loyalist paramilitaries and various anti-Good Friday Agreement splinter-groups could be called guerrillas but are usually called terrorists by both the British and Irish governments.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/g/u/e/Guerrilla.html   (3755 words)

 Guerrilla Warfare -- JSCOPE XIX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And when, as in guerrilla warfare, the illegal and immoral use of civilians to prosecute one side's war aims drives up the cost to the other side of leaving them unharmed, the stage is set for war crimes.
To my mind, guerrilla warfare is the land mine of warfare and should be outlawed for the same reason as that crude, cruel class of weapon, namely that it inflicts unnecessary suffering disproportionately and indiscriminately on combatants and civilians alike.
Young recognizes that "Guerrilla warfare is calculated to redress the unequal balance of forces between a governing administration and insurgents." And political philosophers of the left like Chomsky and Sartre write as though the very fact of that imbalance (when it disadvantages the left) legitimates both the guerrilla cause and tactics.
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 Guerrilla warfare - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Guerrilla (also called a partisan) is a term borrowed from Spanish ("guerra" meaning "war" and "guerrilla" meaning "little war"), and used to describe small combat groups and the members of such groups (see Etymology).
However this is changing under the influence of the English usage, where the origination of the term traces back to a conflation between the Spanish term "guerilla" and the English "gorilla" (see "Bananas" Foster).
T.E.Lawrence, best known as "Lawrence of Arabia," introduced a theory of guerrilla warfare tactics in an article he wrote for the Encyclopedia Brittanica published in 1938.
voyager.in /Guerrilla_warfare   (4279 words)

 Guerrilla Warfare
Writing about The Political Problems Of Guerrilla Warfare, Mao hoped that the victories of socialist countries against fascism would lead to a new era of peace: "It is to be hoped that the world is in the last era of strife.
The most famous guerrilla warrior of the second half of the Twentieth Century, Ché Guevara, describes the successful Cuban revolution in his essay on Man and Socialism in Cuba: "Then came the stage of guerrilla warfare.
Up until now, guerrilla warfare has been an integral part of the classic picture of revolution based on violence, beginning with the American Revolution and the French Revolution and stated clearly in the Communist Manifesto.
sfr-21.org /guerrilla.html   (605 words)

 Korea - Guerrilla War
It is a principle of guerrilla warfare to live off the land and to re-supply from captured arms and equipment to the maximum.
The guerrillas will assume the role of friend of the people and attempt to assist them in their resistance to the Communist movement.
Teach your guerrilla leaders to forward all information that they have back to your headquarters so that this by-product of guerrilla warfare may be fully utilized by this headquarters.
www.kimsoft.com /korea/ccrak.htm   (1626 words)

 People's Century | Teacher's Guide | Guerrilla Wars
Despite their small numbers, guerrilla movements defeat larger, more sophisticated military forces in Cuba, Vietnam, and Afghanistan.
As students watch the program, have them write down examples that illustrate or expand their definition of guerrilla warfare.
Ask groups to prepare a timeline of key events and to present the significance of the events in relation to the war or the goals of the guerrilla movement.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/peoplescentury/teachers/tgguerrilla.html   (676 words)

 Guerrilla Warfare Books and Articles - Research Guerrilla Warfare at Questia Online Library
Guerrilla Warfare: When Taking Care of Your Troops Leads to War Crimes, in Journal of Power and Ethics » Read Now
Guerrilla warfare and terrorism, rural or urban...French and British as heroes.
...accordance with a doctrine of guerrilla warfare codified by Ernesto "Che...was to wage urban and rural guerrilla warfare.
www.questia.com /library/history/guerrilla-warfare.jsp   (715 words)

 Amazon.com: Guerrilla Warfare: Che Guevara: Books: Ernesto Guevara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ches volume is the other side of the coin, as he details his style of hit-and-run tactics that were paramount to the overthrow of Cubas government and the establishment of the Castro regime that Didions Cubans fled from.
The first part is the main text of the book, and discusses the tactics of a guerilla that begins in the country and builds strength until being able to fight with the regular army in standard battles.
However, for the student of guerrilla warfare, Che's words must ultimately be taken with a big grain of salt.
www.amazon.com /Guerrilla-Warfare-Che-Guevara-Ernesto/dp/0803270755   (2158 words)

 Guerrilla Warfare :: AK Press
Guerilla Warfare, written in 1960, outlines Guevara's doctrine for guerrilla fighters, especially against Caribbean-style dictatorships.
In Guerilla Warfare: A Method (1963) and Message To The Tricontinental (1967), Guevara modified some of his earlier tenets.
All three essays reflect his deeply held belief that a small, rural-based guerrilla army could trigger a revolution.
www.akpress.org /2001/items/guerrillawarfarepb   (186 words)

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