Urban Guerrilla Warfare

Author: Anthony Joes
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813172233
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Guerrilla insurgencies continue to rage across the globe, fueled by ethnic and religious conflict and the easy availability of weapons. At the same time, urban population centers in both industrialized and developing nations attract ever-increasing numbers of people, outstripping rural growth rates worldwide. As a consequence of this population shift from the countryside to the cities, guerrilla conflict in urban areas, similar to the violent response to U.S. occupation in Iraq, will become more frequent. Urban Guerrilla Warfare traces the diverse origins of urban conflicts and identifies similarities and differences in the methods of counterinsurgent forces. In this wide-ranging and richly detailed comparative analysis, Anthony James Joes examines eight key examples of urban guerrilla conflict spanning half a century and four continents: Warsaw in 1944, Budapest in 1956, Algiers in 1957, Montevideo and SĂŁo Paulo in the 1960s, Saigon in 1968, Northern Ireland from 1970 to 1998, and Grozny from 1994 to 1996. Joes demonstrates that urban insurgents violate certain fundamental principles of guerrilla warfare as set forth by renowned military strategists such as Carl von Clausewitz and Mao Tse-tung. Urban guerrillas operate in finite areas, leaving themselves vulnerable to encirclement and ultimate defeat. They also tend to abandon the goal of establishing a secure base or a cross-border sanctuary, making precarious combat even riskier. Typically, urban guerrillas do not solely target soldiers and police; they often attack civilians in an effort to frighten and disorient the local population and discredit the regime. Thus urban guerrilla warfare becomes difficult to distinguish from simple terrorism. Joes argues persuasively against committing U.S. troops in urban counterinsurgencies, but also offers cogent recommendations for the successful conduct of such operations where they must be undertaken.

Out Of The Mountains

Author: David Kilcullen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190230967
Size: 36.31 MB
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Analyzes four megatrends—population growth, urbanization, coastal life and connectedness-and concludes that future conflict is increasingly likely to occur in sprawling coastal cities; in underdeveloped regions of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia; and in highly networked, connected settings, in a book that also looks at gangs, cartels and warlords.

Fighting In The Streets

Author: Urbano
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9780942637472
Size: 80.99 MB
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Indhold: Principles of Urban Guerrilla Warfare; The Urban Base of Operations; Improvised Explosives and Chemicals; Improvised Weapons and Munitions; The Ambush; Counter-Insurgency Operations; Security and Communications.

Ballots And Bullets

Author: James D. Robenalt
Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books
ISBN: 9780897337045
Size: 17.38 MB
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The #1 US animated film is now a picture book for adults. Based on the award-winning short film starring "Back to the Future'"s Christopher Lloyd, "ROOKIE" Magazine's editor-in-chief Tavi Gevinson, and Academy Award-winner Kathy Bathes, "Cadaver "is a bittersweet love story for hopeless romantics and the harshest cynics.

Guerrilla Warfare

Author: Che Guevara
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461637147
Size: 66.50 MB
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Che Guevara, the larger-than-life hero of the 1959 revolutionary victory that overturned the Cuban dictatorship, believed that revolution would also topple the imperialist governments in Latin America. Che's call to action, his proclamation of "invincibility"-the ultimate victory of revolutionary forces-continues to influence the course of Latin American history and international relations. His amazing life story has lifted him to almost legendary status. This edition of Che's classic work Guerrilla Warfare contains the text of his book, as well as two later essays titled "Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" and "Message to the Tricontinental." A detailed introduction by Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies, Jr., examines Guevara's text, his life and political impact, the situation in Latin America, and the United States' response to Che and to events in Latin America. Loveman and Davies also provide in-depth case studies that apply Che's theories on revolution to political situations in seven Latin American countries from the 1960s to the present. Also included are political chronologies of each country discussed in the case studies and a postscript tying the analyses together. This book will help students gain a better understanding of Che's theoretical contribution to revolutionary literature and the inspiration that his life and Guerrilla Warfare have provided to revolutionaries since the 1960s. This volume is an invaluable addition to courses in Latin American studies and political science.

War Of Nerves

Author: Tabitha Yueh Li Tan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781544225548
Size: 20.95 MB
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Most armies prefer to avoid urban warfare. Urban campaigns tend to be time-consuming and manpower intensive. They are usually bloody events that burn through manpower, materials and resources at a very high tempo. Most guerrillas are also advised by their strategists to avoid using the urban environment as their battlespace. The cramped and claustrophobic conditions of some cities have created conditions where combatants have entered and emerged with some degree of psychological impairment. However, against the odds, some urban guerrillas have found ways to turn the adverse environment to their advantage. What is the key to their success? How have they managed to turn the "War of Nerves" against the armies sent in to wipe them out? What are the factors and conditions of this type of conflict? Is it really possible for small guerrilla bands to emerge victorious in this sort of conflict?