Accession Number : ADA261249


Title :   Doctrines of Defeat, La Guerre Revolutionnaire and Counterinsurgency Warfare


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY STUDENT DETACHMENT FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON IN


Personal Author(s) : Schwarz, Frederick J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261249.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 123


Abstract : This study compares the military doctrines used by the French in the Algerian War and the United States in the Vietnam War. The objective of this thesis is to determine why both doctrines failed. The author examines the doctrines at the strategic and operational levels in order to determine at what level of command and application failure occurred. This study provides the historical development of each doctrine as well as a framework of warfare to establish a base theory from which to examine the doctrines.... Military History, Vietnam War, Army - France, Algerian War, Army - United States.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , ALGERIA , MILITARY HISTORY , THEORY , THESES , ARMY , DOCTRINE , VIETNAM , FRANCE , FAILURE , WARFARE , UNITED STATES , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN)


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE