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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 Swamp Fox wore a leather hat with a silver plate engraved with the motto "Liberty or Death." But one contradiction inherent to guerrilla warfare is that in order to survive, guerrillas usually have to impose at least as draconian a level of discipline and punishment as their opponents do.
Why doesn't the PKK give up guerrilla warfare for the sake of the general Kurdish national interest' The answer is highly complicated, but two points can be discerned here: On the one hand, it can be argued that the PKK organization puts its narrow party interests before the general national interests.
Ultimately, A Savage Conflict is an excellent historical work that causes a reader to think critically about Guerrilla Warfare and develop ideas about how Guerrilla War is conducted and how it impacts every facet of life in which it unfolds.
Lawrence's earliest published ideas on guerrilla warfare appeared on August 90th, 1917, in The Arab Bulletin, an internal publication produced by wartime British intelligence in Cairo.
It is not only timely, given the renewed interest in this unorthodox officer and his theories on guerrilla warfare, but extremely valuable for Lawrence's in-depth analyses of the military situation in the Arabian Peninsula and of the differing fighting styles of an irregular force like the Bedouins and a conventional modern army like that of the Turks.
The principles posited are adapted from those promoted by Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine- born revolutionary, in his treatise on guerrilla warfare in 1961.
Obsessed with Burma's multitude of cultures and ongoing struggle for freedom, she became witness to guerrilla warfare, heroin and jade trading, the AIDS pandemic, rainforest destruction, strikes and rioting, and natural disaster.
These practitioners of guerrilla warfare were presumably subscribers to the Christian religion.
Only recently, since the lifting of a Foreign Office ban, has she been free to talk about her wartime service in the Special Operations Executive (SOE), the clandestine force set up in 1940 to wage guerrilla warfare in all the Nazi-occupied countries.
In Colombia, we met Juan Mario who has repeatedly moved his Camp Kajuyali to escape the threats of guerrilla warfare, drug traffickers, and the eruption of a volcano.
In the aftermath of the Second Gulf War, the resistance in Iraq has been referred to as terrorism, guerrilla warfare and insurgency, and possibly leading to civil war.
Posada nevertheless has a long history of planning assassinations and planting bombs in Cuban government offices, beginning in the early 1960s after the CIA trained him in demolition and guerrilla warfare. In 1997, he allegedly orchestrated a dozen bombings in Cuba intended to deter the growing tourism trade.