U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook (Paperback)

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U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook (Paperback)


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The official manual designed to provide guidance in special forces and unconventional warfare operations for commanders and staff at all levels.

They can be swift, silent, and deadly. That's why armed guerrillas are feared by even the largest, best-equipped fighting forces. No tank, rocket-propelled grenade, or infantry battalion can match the guerrilla team's ability to exact brutality with precision, instill fear in enemy hearts, and viciously deflate morale. From the snows of Korea to the jungles of Southeast Asia to the mountains of Afghanistan, the U.S. Army has employed guerrilla tactics to deadly effect. Those tactics and techniques, being used today by U.S. soldiers, are laid out in the U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook. Topics covered include:
  • Offensive combat operations
  • Interdiction
  • Defensive operations
  • Psychological operations in support of unconventional warfare
  • Demobilization
  • And more!

Employing small, heavily-armed, and well-oiled fire teams, guerrilla warfare has played an invaluable role in the success of nearly every U.S. campaign for decades. Here, its methods are detailed: raids and ambushes, demolition, counterintelligence, mining and sniping, psychological warfare, communications, and much more.

Here is an inside look at the guerrilla strategies and weapons that have come to be feared by enemies and respected by allies. Not another outside perspective or commentary on unconventional warfare, this is the original—of use to soldiers in the field and to anyone with an interest in military tactics.
The  Department of the Army  (DA) is one of the three military departments within the  Department of Defense of the United States of America. Its mission is to fight and win our Nation’ s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.

Product Details ISBN: 9781602393745
ISBN-10: 1602393745
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: January 27th, 2009
Pages: 264
Language: English