blog banner


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.

Author: Daizahn Disida
Country: Timor Leste
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 13 November 2011
Pages: 208
PDF File Size: 16.87 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.23 Mb
ISBN: 623-5-12732-190-2
Downloads: 82572
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Domi

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

They can act directly on the insurgent galulw, they can act indirectly on the conditions that are propitious to an insurgency, they can infiltrate the insurgent movement, or they can reinforce their own “Political Machine”. That is, the response necessary to eliminate the insurgency is likely to be seen as excessive by the general population. Revolutionary War Nature and Characteristics. Insurgents also decide when and where the conflict will begin, since they become insurgents through their own contentious actions.

An insurgency can only succeed by building on the population’s real grievances.

Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice – David Galula – Google Books

Rather, action should be taken in select areas, and resources moved as needed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Guidelines for Using Beyond Intractability resources.

Some things never change, like an insurgency and how to fight them effectively! Cyr Military Academy in The asymmetric nature of this relationship requires the successful counterinsurgency to capitalize on its tangible advantages and limit the insurgent’s ability to benefit from its intangible advantages.

In Aprilhe was captured by Chinese Galupa during a solo trip into the interior. But only for as long as he cannot be replaced, for it is better to entrust cointerinsurgency tasks to civilians. Jan 03, Anthony rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. David Galula — was a French military officer and scholar who was influential in developing the theory and practice of counterinsurgency warfare.


Testing the Local Leaders. Aug 23, Jared rated it it was amazing. David Galula was a French military officer and scholar who was influential in developing the theory and practice of counterinsurgency warfare. Vulnerability of the Insurgent in the Shortcut Pattern. Customers who bought this item counterinsurtency bought. There are some references to insurgents having access to areas outside those controlled but the government they oppose, but the need for either exterior sanctuaries like the Vietcong use of Laos and Cambodia, or the way Iraqi insurgents have trained in Iran or interior sanctuaries ‘no-go’ zones like the FARC and other narco-terrorists establish, or parts of Sadr City for insurgents, and the reciprocal need to for counterinsurgents to deny sanctuaries to the adversary was galuls expounded on.

Despite being a rather slim volume consisting of only pages, and reflecting upon a short time-span of counterinsurgency dating This review of mine is qualified on the counterinsurgejcy that I have never served in the armed forces in any capacity, much less participated as a civilian in a counterinsurgency campaign, or even experienced one beforehand. A counterinsurgent can seldom cover bad or nonexistent policy with propaganda.

Recently the same theories have been revived by the US Department of Defense, tempered by our experiences in Afghanistan and counterinsuurgency Iraq, and incorporated into Field Manual”Counte I first read Colonel Galula’s book many years ago, in preparation for my assignment in Vietnam.

Counterinsurgency Warfare

Very interesting use of historical examples. A bit oversimplified, but still a foundational work on counterinsurgency theory for good reason. This is not only military leadership from the generals to the privates, but also civilians put in charge of providing economic and social building blocks for the population under duress.


The results speaks for itself: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. If I was a young or old military or State department official I would read this book and act on it’s recommendations.

Fluidity of the Insurgent Rigidity of the Counterinsurgent. It is quite amazing how well this book has aged, it’s concepts are still whole and can easily be merged with other works of political science and sociology to form a powerful ‘lens’ to understand happenings around the world. Has the book held up well since ? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Winning Over or Suppressing the Last Guerrillas.

While he acknowledges the importance of conventional military tactics falula counterinsurgency, he focuses primarily on ways to build an effective “political machine” capable of garnering the support of the people.

David Galula – Wikipedia

There is also much in it to make me think how massive a political failure the Iraq war – and to a good extent, the war in Afghanistan as well – represents. The only aspect of insurgency that I would have counterinsuegency to gslula explored a bit more explicitly would have been the role of sanctuaries for insurgents.

Galula’s observations and experiences of insurgencies in Algeria, Indochina, Greece, and China many decades ago have been translated into a clear, concise, quick to read guide about counterinsurgency that can be applied to conflicts today.