Accession Number:

AD0765638

Title:

Mao vs Lawrence: A Guerrilla Strategy Comparison.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Using a literary search, a comparison is made of the guerrilla warfare strategies of T.E. Lawrence and Mao Tse-tung. Analysis of their strategic concepts reveals several similarities and some striking differences. Lawrences contribution is basically an intellectual articulation of partisan warfare strategy based shrewdly upon his conversion of strength from weakness. Mao Tse-tungs contribution is evolutionary in nature reflecting a modern guerrilla warfare concept based upon his personal objective of reorienting China socially, politically, and economically. The essay concludes that Maos strategy is more applicable to prevailing world forces and trends however, Lawrences principles are also deserving of study to ensure a full range of strategic thought for any eventuality. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE