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Jehan Morel, seasoned soldier and scholar of military science, exposes the intriguing world of guerrilla and counter-guerrilla warfare in this absorbing book. Drawing on his expertise and first-hand experience in French Indochina and Central Africa, he has created a part-practical handbook and part-historical examination of the major contemporary geopolitical movements.
Using a distinctive non-western magnifying glass he looks deeply into how the different strands of politics, history, religious fundamentalism, money, and ethnic rivalries combine to culminate in warfare. And he also takes you to the 'hidden' sides – funding, intelligence, psychological warfare, deception, communications, public relations, and cyber-warfare – that play major roles in asymmetric warfare.
By no means is this the romanticized perception of the guerrilla, instead, this meticulously researched book gives you a rare glimpse of their true nature. It offers an insight into their fascinating world, where rebels have to be supported with strategic planning and execution to perfectly achieve their goals – proclaiming a country's independence (whilst under occupations), winning the fight against the current ruling regime or beating a foreign invading army through a war of attrition.
Counter-guerrilla warfare is also put under the same scrutiny; the recommended approaches when facing an insurgency and an insight into its ideal structural foundation.
The minutiae of typical guerrilla operations are captured and superbly detailed – the attack of a patrol, an outpost, a road or fluvial convoy, an airbase, street fighting, jungle combat, and freeing a prisoner's camp – and astute counter operations in tribal areas, the jungle or sub-Sahara Africa, and the setting up of a Civic Action Service to stabilize villages after the guerrillas have been driven out.
This fascinating book is a must-read for the discerning and interested reader, and a practical support for anyone who will have to fight desperately for their survival.
bound: 617 pages
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