Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory And Practice by David GalulaCounterinsurgency Warfare: Theory And Practice by David Galula

Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory And Practice

byDavid Galula

Hardcover | August 1, 2006

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This volume in the Praeger Security International (PSI) series "Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era" defines the laws of insurgency and outlines the strategy and tactics to combat such threats. Drawn from the observations of a French officer, David Galula, who witnessed guerrilla warfare on three continents, the book remains relevant today as American policymakers, military analysts, and members of the public look to the counterinsurgency era of the 1960s for lessons to apply to the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. With a new foreword by John A. Nagl, author of Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam (Praeger, 2002).
Title:Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory And PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:106 pages, 9.62 × 6.3 × 0.64 inPublished:August 1, 2006Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0275992691

ISBN - 13:9780275992699


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Galula is a titan David Galula (and John Nagl) paved the way for Petraeus and Kilcullen. Galula's insight of the Malaya insurgency is spot on here, and incredible in how it was utilized for the COIN applied in AfPak and Iraq. You will not find a better book on counterinsurgency, despite my love for Kilcullen and the COIN Field Manual.
Date published: 2018-01-07

Editorial Reviews

"One sign of an expert is the ability to clearly and concisely analyze and explain his subject. LTC David Galula's Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice achieves both goals admirably....Counterinsurgency Warfare should be required reading for every military officer and noncommissioned officer, as well as today's political leaders. Armed with Galula's insightful wisdom, the American military can be armed against the mistakes of Vietnam and Iraq."-Marine Corps Gazette