Chapter

Introduction

Anthony James Joes

in Victorious Insurgencies

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126142
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135588 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126142.003.0001
Introduction

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The most common type of conflict has been insurgency in the form of guerrilla war. Such conflicts of today rage all across the globe, from South Asia to South America and from Sinkiang to Sudan. Guerrilla warfare is what regular armies always have most to dread. An effective campaign becomes well-nigh impossible when it is directed by a leader with a genius for war. Across continents and even across millennia, guerrilla insurgencies display patterns, notably patterns of error on the part of the counterinsurgents. The recent Army-Marine Corps counterinsurgency manual states that knowledge of the history and principles of insurgency and COIN provides a solid foundation that informed readers can use to assess insurgencies.

Keywords: insurgency; guerilla war; millennia; foundation

Chapter.  1307 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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