INTERNAL DEFENSE AGAINST INSURGENCY: SIX CASES
AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS
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The problem of advising developing nations regarding the maintenance of internal security in situations characterized by insurgency has confronted the United States Government in the past. It appears that this problem will continue in the foreseeable future. One method of obtaining knowledge concerning the difficulties involved in these situations is to review insurgencies that have occurred in the past or are ongoing. The activities of the internal security forces police, paramilitary, and military of six countries are selectively described, discussed, and compared. The countries are Malaya 1948-1960 The Philippines 1946-1954 Cuba 1953-1959 venezuela 1960-1965 Algeria 1954-1962 and South Vietnam 1954-1965. The following problem areas are discussed 1 the designation of the central problem 2 expanding the internal security forces 3 maintaining public confidence 4 population cleavages 5 internal security forces recruitment 6 collection of intelligence information 7 insurgent terrorism 8 guerrilla operations 9 border and coastal access 10 internal security forces organization 11 internal security forces objectives and functions 12 internal security forces methods and techniques of operation and 13 population and resources control.
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