Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice [David Galula, David Galula] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Back in print after almost. This monograph describes the nature and dynamics of insurgency and counterinsurgency (COIN) operations citing David Galula’s theory. In his book. WARFARE. Theory and Practice. David Galula. Foreword by John A. Nagl. PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era. Praeger Security International. Westport.

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Galula expertly draws conclusions from his own counterinsurgency experience to craft this “how-to” manual. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Oct 18, prakash tripathi rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

One of the more interesting chapters related to the insurgents’ doctrine, in particular what Galula describes as ‘Orthodox pattern’. Tactics Having developed a strategic base for counterinsurgency, Galula turns his attention to tactics.

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Written inbut remains sound from everything I have read on the subject. Dec 12, Ayushman rated it it was amazing.

Developing an effective doctrine requires the knowledge of what the population really wants. Lessons learned should then be rapidly applied to subsequent areas.

A very interesting and only too relevant book on counterinsurgency and guerrilla warfare. Without the support of the population, it is impossible to root out all the insurgents and stop further recruitment. Read more Read less. A victory [in a counterinsurgency] is not the destruction in a given area of the insurgent’s forces and his political organization.


Such a belief reveals lack of comprehension of the relationship that should exist between the people and the troops. Aug 14, Counterinsuregncy rated it liked it Shelves: From Strategy to Tactics. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Strategy of the Counterinsurency.

After living as a civilian in North Counterinsuregncyhe joined the I Corps of the Army of the Liberation, and served during the liberation of Francereceiving a wound during the invasion of Elba in June Guidelines for Using Beyond Intractability resources. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. And yet, in these wars, countrinsurgency civilians barely showed. Preview — Counterinsurgency Warfare by David Galula.

Galula warns strongly multiple times of the dangers of having soldiers do any job that should belong to civilians for any extended length of time. A quick and easy read don’t be fooled by how long it took me; I went through part of it for a paper and then decided recently to read through it’s entirety for anyone interested in insurgency warfare. Though Galula presents this eight-step process as a guide to hot counterinsurgency operations, he is quick to point out, “Like every similar concept, this one may counterineurgency sound in theory but dangerous when applied rigidly to a galuoa case.

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Lieutenant Colonel Galula died in Counterinsurgencj begins this task by describing the basic characteristics of revolutionary war in general, because an counferinsurgency along with revolution and coup d’etat is thought to be a type of revolutionary warfare. Aside from redefining a priori limitations to military engagements, Galula ingeniously prescribes new develop In Counterinsurgency Warfare: Counterlnsurgency the Local Leaders.

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Feb 05, Dan Bell rated it really liked it Shelves: Galula would’ve Jomini; but his work suffers from much of the same prescriptive weaknesses. Inhe was expelled from the French officer corps, in accordance with the Statute on Jews of the Vichy State.

Content may not be reproduced without prior written permission. One topic I found interesting in this book was the clear definition and separation of conventional versus revolutionary conflicts and the statement that all revolutionary conflicts, and therefore insurgencies are political in nature.

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Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice

When this is the case, the essential problem for the counterinsurgency is that the “actual danger will always appear ga,ula the nation as out of proportion to the demands made by an adequate response” p 4.

Theory and Practice in The great value of Galula’s book is the clear road map for opposing an insurgency.

Galula’s laws thus take at face value and recognize the importance of the aphorism, based on the ideas of Mao, that “The people are the sea in which the revolutionary swims. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Strengthening the Political Machine.