Accession Number : ADA263614


Title :   Lessons Learned by Venezuela Fighting in Low Intensity Conflict


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Presutto, Fredy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263614.pdf


Report Date : 05 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : During ten critical years the Venezuelan democracy made a strong stand against communism, and struggled bravely for its survival. Thanks to the resolve of the administration in charge and the decisive action of the Venezuelan armed forces, the scourge of subversion could finally be defeated both politically and militarily. The 1960s were a decade of agitation and violence for venezuela, a period of its contemporary history from which many lessons can be drawn. Although the ghost of communism has vanished, these lessons are still applicable, and failure to hood them may lead to yet another regrettable replay of history. This paper examines the Venezuelan strategy developed to confront the Castro-Communist insurgency of the 1960s and the lessons learned by democracy during that struggle.


Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED , *VENEZUELA , *INSURGENCY , *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT , POLITICAL SCIENCE , STRATEGY , SUBVERSION , COMMUNISTS , GUERRILLA WARFARE , DEMOCRACY , HISTORY , POLITICAL PARTIES , COMMUNISM


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE