Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice [David Galula, David Galula] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Back in print after almost. This monograph describes the nature and dynamics of insurgency and counterinsurgency (COIN) operations citing David Galula’s theory. In his book. WARFARE. Theory and Practice. David Galula. Foreword by John A. Nagl. PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era. Praeger Security International. Westport.

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Drawn from the observations of a French officer, David Galula, who witnessed guerrilla warfare on three continents, the book remains relevant today as American policymakers, militar This volume in the Praeger Security International Cunterinsurgency series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era defines the laws of insurgency and outlines the strategy and tactics to combat such threats.

A victory is that plus the permanent isolation of the insurgent from the population, isolation not enforced upon the population, but maintained by and with the population.

He is not obliged to prove; he is judged by what he promises, not by what he does. His strategy is divided into eight steps: For a book written init really holds up.

Books by David Galula. Destroy the local insurgent political organization. Galula served as a French military officer in WWII asd afterwords in various outposts of unrest through the cold war, culminating in Algeria during the French army The book is problematic for several reasons.


Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice by David Galula

His wisdom is highlighted by the historical references and aphorisms which help illustrate the fundamental concepts only to make them seemingly simple. Thus, the objective of the conflict is the peop Short, lucid, clear how-to manual on defeating insurgencies. Vulnerability of the Insurgent in the Shortcut Pattern. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Colonel Galula was counterunsurgency in Algeria at the time of the revolt by the French army.

It is only undisciplined troops who make the people their enemies and who, like the fish out of its native element cannot live. Be the first to ask a question about Counterinsurgency Warfare.

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While there have been counterinsurfency, evolutionary improvements in small arms, and other military technology, there has been explosive change in communications technology since this book was written. I recommend this book for all who are trying to figure out how to defeat an insurgency. This is not only military leadership from the generals to the privates, but also counterinsurgwncy put in charge of providing economic and social building blocks for the population under duress.

In galhla warfare, strength is assessed according to military or other tangible criteria, such as the number of divisions, the position they hold, the industrial resources, etc. But Galula also got a lot of other stuff right, and he deserves credit for his insights. Theory and Practice by David Galula”.


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Establish contact with the population, control its movements in order to cut off its links with the guerillas. Retrieved from ” https: The great value of Galula’s book is the counterinsurggency road map for opposing an insurgency. Acting directly on insurgent leaders arresting them, or limiting their actions is difficult in democracies and often backfires. Citing Beyond Intractability resources.

For example, insurgent farmers demanding land reform can be stripped of their cause when the state provides land reform. The population must sympathize with counter insurgent’s cause and voluntarily provide information that will defeat the insurgency. See all 61 reviews.

This is a great book for anyone interested in the topic. Feb 02, Gordon rated it really liked it Shelves: