operations citing David Galula’s theory. In his book, Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and. Practice, Galula sets a clear mark for planning future COIN. Summary of Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice By David Galula Summary written by Brett Reeder, Conflict Research Consortium Citation: Galula, . WARFARE. Theory and Practice. David Galula. Foreword by John A. Nagl. PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era. Praeger Security International. Westport.

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Without the support of the population, it is impossible to root out all the insurgents and stop further recruitment. It is still considered by many to be the “Bible” of counterinsurgency warfare.

The development of these programs requires a coordination of efforts on the part of the counterinsurgency. Destruction of the Insurgent Political Organization. Strengthening the Political Machine.

Summary of “Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice”

Galula served as a French military officer warfard WWII asd afterwords in various outposts of unrest through the cold war, culminating in Algeria during the French army Summary of Counterinsurgency Warfare: Counterinzurgency First Area as a Test Area. Each of the steps is to be undertaken in a specific area consistent with the fourth law and then repeated in other areas as necessary.

Theory and Practice Westport, Connecticut: Links to quality news, opinion pieces, and reports that explain the intractable conflict problem and highlight successful responses. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This ensures that soldiers do not have to constantly relearn the cultural nuances of a local area. Replace ciunterinsurgency softs and the incompetents, give full support to the active leaders.


Group and educate the leaders in a national political movement.

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Destroy the local insurgent political organization. Though he was fiercely anti-Communist, his captors treated him well and he eventually was released through the help of the Marshall mission. The Phoenix program Douglas Valentine Snippet view – Conclusion While insurgencies often fail on their own accord, “Relying on luck While counterinsurgents are powerful, they are obliged to uphold law and order, which limits their potential action.

Inspired by his military experiences as a French military officer and attache in China, Greece, Southeast Asia, and Algeria, the author realized the “need for a compass” in the suppression of insurgency, and he set out to “define the laws of counterinsurgency warfare, to deduce from them its principles, and to outline the corresponding strategy and tactics.

Army Command and General Staff College. Inspired by his military experiences as a French military officer and attache in China, Greece, Southeast Asia, and Algeria, the author realized the “need for a compass” in the suppression of Guidelines for Using Beyond Intractability resources.

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Inhe was expelled from the French officer corps, in accordance with the Statute on Jews of the Vichy State. Counterinsurgency Warfare provides the template for the defeat galkla today’s insurgents and terrorists. The Prerequisites for a Successful Insurgency.


Views Read Edit View history. Insurgents also decide when and where the conflict will begin, since they become insurgents through their own contentious actions. Find out about the intractable conflict-related work that others in the peace and conflict field are doing.

Some of these steps can be skipped in areas qarfare are only partially under insurgent control, and most of them are unnecessary in areas already controlled by the government.

Very interesting use of historical examples. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Theory and Practice in Detach for the area sufficient troops to oppose an insurgent’s comeback in strength, install these troops in the hamlets, villages, and towns where the population lives. How may it be said that these two cannot exist together? While he acknowledges the importance of conventional military tactics in counterinsurgency, he focuses primarily on ways to build an effective “political machine” capable of garnering the support of the people.