Accession Number : AD0786580

Title :   Soldiers versus Gunmen: The Challenge of Urban Guerrilla Warfare,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Jenkins,Brian M.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Frequently in recent years, armies have been called into the cities to fight urban guerrillas. The military problems faced by an army conducting a campaign against urban guerrillas are distinct from those faced by an army that is given the mission to capture or defend a city in war. From recent examples in Latin America and Northern Ireland, the author distills some common patterns of action by both guerrillas and government forces, derives some lessons from their experience and dispels some of the myths regarding urban guerrilla warfare.

Descriptors :   *Urban areas, *Guerrilla warfare, Reviews, Brazil, Israel, Ireland, Guatemala, Power, Countermeasures, Government(Foreign), Military intelligence

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE