Accession Number : ADA262606


Title :   War in the Heart and Mind: The Moral Domain of the Guerrilla Warrior


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Zajac, Daniel L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262606.pdf


Report Date : 24 Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : This monograph seeks to determine if the moral domain of battle for guerrilla soldiers is different from that of conventional soldiers. The works of classical and contemporary military theorists address various factors that impact on the moral domain of battle for the individual soldier. These works discuss the moral domain almost exclusively from the perspective of conventional soldiers. As the United States faces the challenges of the post cold war world, the likelihood of military intervention in conflicts involving guerrilla warfare may increase. If established moral domain theory does not apply to guerrilla warfare then new paradigms addressing the guerrilla merit investigation. Understanding what motivates the guerrilla soldier in combat will assist the U. S. Army in the development of tactics, techniques and procedures to defeat guerilla movements. This study focuses on rural-based guerrillas in combat at the tactical level of war. The evidence includes a review of theory on the moral domain and case studies on the guerrilla forces of the Yugoslavian Partisans (1941-44) and the Viet Cong (1960-75). Classical and contemporary theories describing the moral domain of conventional soldiers provide a base line for comparisons with guerrilla fighters.


Descriptors :   *MOTIVATION , *GUERRILLA WARFARE , WARFARE , UNITED STATES , IMPACT , ARMY PERSONNEL , COMPARISON , THEORY , CASE STUDIES , BASE LINES , COLD WAR , CONFLICT , ARMY , BATTLES , INTERVENTION , ADDRESSING


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE