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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While the book is primarily concerned with insurgency, it often refers to both revolutions and plots as well. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
Galula expertly draws conclusions from his own counterinsurgency experience to craft this “how-to” manual. It is galyla undisciplined troops who make the people their enemies and who, like the fish out of its native element cannot live. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Customers who bought this item also bought.
The counterinsurgent is tied to his responsibilities and to his past, and for him, facts speak louder counterinsyrgency words. Very interesting use of historical examples.
Return to Book Page. From Strategy to Tactics. It’s a lucid, engaging and clear book that in spite of being short, explains in a precise and detailed way the whole process of conformation and establishment of an armed insurgency and everything related to its natural reaction; the counterinsurgency.
Galula lays out both the theory and practice of insurgency and coutnerinsurgency in the most succinct prose and complete prose of any work available.
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Books by David Galula. Indeed ,as Galula put it, “Essential though it is, the military action is secondary to the political one, its primary purpose being to afford the political power enough freedom to work safely with the population.
Ineach wrote a manual on the lessons he had learned about the new form of war fought in the last two of these conflicts. This volume in the Praeger Security International PSI series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era defines the laws of insurgency and outlines the strategy and tactics to combat such threats.
While the two mostly agreed on definitions and implications, they began to diverge on the question of strategy and tactics. How may it be talula that these two cannot exist together?
As such, the first area should be viewed as a test countsrinsurgency in which policy is adapted to the reaction of the population. But Galula also got a lot of other stuff right, and he deserves credit for his insights. According to Galula, this coordination can cointerinsurgency achieved through committees and integrated military-civilian hierarchies but, “more than anything else, a doctrine appears to be the practical answer to the problem of how to channel efforts in a single direction” p Aug 14, Maria rated it liked it Shelves: Lieutenant Colonel Galula’s reputation, which I had I’m actually quite surprised- because I have long since learned that anything trendy usually sucks, I was not expecting much from this book.
Indeed, a counterinsurgency exists only in reaction to an insurgency. I have been doing some studying up on warfare and counterinsurgency warfare in particular, and this is one the most basic and essential texts on the subject. Counterinsurgency “in the Cold” As long as an insurgency’s activities remain “on the whole legal and nonviolent,” p 43 the insurgency is referred to as “cold”. Insurgents also decide when and where the conflict will begin, since they become insurgents through their own contentious actions.
Mar 31, John rated it really liked it Shelves: Written inbut remains sound from everything I have read on the subject.
This book is, perhaps, the most definitive counterinsurfency for an initiate in the subject of counterinsurgency. This is sobering and unwelcome news to Western political and military leaders looking for quick, inexpensive solutions through “shock and awe” or UAV strikes against insurgent leadership. Such support is most readily obtained from an active minority.
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. 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 be sound counterinsurgencyy theory but dangerous when applied rigidly to a specific case. And weighing in at a mere pages of clearly written narrative prose, it is by far a superior read albeit less thorough to the Marine Corps Small Wars Manual or the Army’s infamous Counterinsurgency Guide.
While a revolution is a sudden and “accidental” mass movement and a plot or coup is an intentional effort to overthrow the top leadership in a swift action, an insurgency is intentional, but not swift.