The Ugly American - Study Guide Chapter 12, "The Lessons of War" Summary & Analysis

William J. Lederer
This Study Guide consists of approximately 68 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Ugly American.
This section contains 535 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Ugly American Study Guide

The next day MacWhite obtains a copy of the booklet on war by Mao. MacWhite reads the booklet aloud to Monet and Wolcheck. Though many of the tactics take years to execute, they can employ two tactics to their immediate advantage. First, they can use darkness and mobility to strike the weak points of the enemy. Second, they can identify and neutralize the command position of the enemy using Mao's writings. The enemy command station is proscribed as being as close to the battle as "a man can trot in half an hour." They examine a map and locate a bamboo forest two miles from the village as the probable command post. Wolcheck recommends fashioning a weapon used during the Korean War. The weapon is a flatbed truck on which they mount twenty...

(read more from the Chapter 12, "The Lessons of War" Summary)

This section contains 535 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Ugly American Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Ugly American from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.