The Origins of Guerrilla Doctrine

@article{Laqueur1975TheOO,
  title={The Origins of Guerrilla Doctrine},
  author={W. Laqueur},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1975},
  volume={10},
  pages={341 - 382}
}
  • W. Laqueur
  • Published 1975
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
The huge literature on guerrilla and counter guerrilla warfare published in the nineteen fifties and sixties was based almost entirely on the assumption that this phenomenon constituted a revolution in modern strategy. While it is perfectly correct that 'small war', partisan and guerrilla warfare had fallen into disregard in most industrial countries, it has, in fact, existed for a very long time; guerrilla fighting, for obvious reasons, predates warfare between regular armies.1 It has been… Expand

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