Guerilla Warfare


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Guerilla Warfare

A type of warfare in which small groups of soldiers and/or armed civilians strike suddenly against an exposed target and then withdraw quickly. Guerilla warfare is used when one military cannot meet another successfully in the open field, or when the regular army already has been defeated. Guerilla warfare can be very bloody, but has been successful in the past. It is a kind of political risk in some areas.
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The first three chapters lay the framework of the argument, outlining the contention that the strategy, tactics, and logistics of guerilla warfare were products of the gendered roles, relationships, and identities of the antebellum household.
"They encouraged Bahraini protesters to carry out suicide operations and guerilla warfare."
These tactics were widely used in the south but in combination with guerilla warfare.
"In guerilla warfare worldwide, the enemy attacks and runs away and that is what they are doing even here.
On Guerilla Warfare by Mao Zedong (Tse-Tung), 2nd edition, 2000.
This group hides out in the woods waging guerilla warfare on the Soviets.
However, the two most important articles here are "Evolution of a Revolt," written in October 1920, and "Science of Guerilla Warfare," 1929.
It is of interest to note that this version of guerilla warfare is now embodied in the United States Marine Corp's new doctrine of Maneuver Warfare.
When met with resistance from one school board, however, they began their guerilla warfare. One public health nurse, in defiance of the school board, handed out arm loads of the manuals to children in a playground.
I grew up during the Cold War and also during the epic of guerilla warfare. But with the guerillas, even during their darkest moments, they seemed to respect or follow certain rules, a code of conduct.
There has to be a dramatic rethink about the way forward as the task of combating guerilla warfare becomes more difficult, with an increasing resistance by the locals to the occupation.
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