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Guerrilla warfare and counterinsurgency : U.S.-Soviet policy in the Third World
Shultz, Richard H., 1947-
Publication Information:
Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Books, [1989]

Physical Description:
xiii, 433 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. papers presented at a conference sponsored by International Security Studies Program of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, together with the U.S. Army War College and the National Defense University, 1987.
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U240 .G8239 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The rules of engagement in the third world are as structured as a ballet. This volume examines how US and Soviet foreign policies address Guerrilla warfare in the third world and gives a broad strategic analysis of low-intensity conflict objectives and constraints. Twenty-eight contributions. No index. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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This edited volume of conference papers provides a comparative overview of US and Soviet Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) doctrine, command and control structures, and related psychological and political warfare activities. In addition, case studies (Afghanistan, Philippines, Central America, and the African cone) illustrate and highlight US and Soviet counterinsurgency strategies. The authors are top US experts--civilian and military--in the LIC area, along with interested academics and defectors. Such names as Noel Koch, John Dziak, Uri Ra'an, Peter Bahnsen, William Yarborough, David Isby, Angelo Codevilla, Stuart Perkins, William Olsen, Graham Tubiville are here along with many others. They offer important insights into the critical issue of LIC policy for the US, making the book a necessary addition to collections on strategy, military operations, and comparative US-Soviet policy. It belongs on the shelf next to John Collins's, Green Berets (1987) and Special Operations in U.S. Strategy ed. by Frank Barnett, B.H. Tovar, and R.H. Schultz (1984). Like many conference books its perspectives and approaches are disjointed in some sections--a minor flaw compared to the important issues that are raised and the problems addressed. For upper-level students and faculty. -P. A. Lupsha, University of New Mexico