Top Secret War: Rhodesian Special Operations

@article{Melson2005TopSW,
  title={Top Secret War: Rhodesian Special Operations},
  author={Charles D. Melson},
  journal={Small Wars \& Insurgencies},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={57 - 82}
}
The self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesia in Africa fought a low-intensity conflict for more than a decade as part of its bid for independence and dominance of its African majority population by a European minority. Crucial to this was a small professional armed force (police, Army and Air Force) that was able to provide internal security, border control and conduct successful counter-insurgency operations within its own borders. When the Frontline States of Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique… Expand
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