Strategy - Guerilla War Summary & Analysis

Basil Liddell Hart
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Guerilla War Summary and Analysis

While it is true that guerilla methods were employed by peoples during wars now and then throughout history, it was not until the nineteenth century that they began to be recognized as such, and that these methods became studied. The realities surrounding guerilla warfare are essentially intricately involved with the current conditions in the nations of Iraq and Afghanistan. However, early in the book the techniques used by a French Constable were often guerilla tactics, as were the actions of the famous "Robin Hood". The Arabs were the next group in the world to make the most of these, most famously in their efforts to gain independence from the Turks.

Guerilla war relies upon relatively small, comparatively irregular forces. Their advantage in this very disadvantage is that their relatively organic nature makes them less reliant upon mass scale organizational...

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