GUIDELINES FOR MEASURING SUCCESS IN COUNTERINSURGENCY
RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA
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The study represents an attempt to establish valid guidelines for measuring the progress of the war in South Vietnam as well as in similar situations of insurgency and revolutionary warfare that may arise elsewhere in the future. As far as it is known, this is the first, and it is believed a successful, attempt to spell out a series of steps by which reasoned conclusions may be drawn regarding this special kind of situation. Although the war in Vietnam has been used as the primary source of inputs for this study and many references will be case specific to Vietnam, the level of generalization extends far beyond the borders of Vietnam. The individual evaluations necessary to apply the guidelines to a specific case will vary widely according to the cultural setting. But the guidelines themselves are generic to insurgency and revolutionary warfare and should be of considerable aid to those faced with the daily task of knowing whether we are winning or losing, and by how much.
- Unconventional Warfare