Compound Warfare

In this pdf book from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College explores an area that now demands attention. The combined use of conventional and guerrilla warfare has in the wake of the past decade once again gained acceptance among strategists in the west. In the east, where it was used to such great effect by both Mao Zedong in China and Ho Chi Minh (Hu Zhimin) in Vietnam, the mainland powers are rediscovering the concept and are extending it into their military doctrine.

The book itself examines cases of compound warfare as used over the past 250 years, not only by Mao and Ho, but in the Seven Years War, the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the Angl0-Irish War, and in the Soviet’s fight in Afghanistan. Essential reading for students (and critics) of strategy.

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