Accession Number:

AD0772610

Title:

Counterinsurgency Operations in Malaya, 1948-1960: The Role of Regular Forces

Descriptive Note:

Individual study rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-12

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The paper is concerned with the conduct of counterinsurgency operations during the 1948-1960 Malayan Communist insurgency, with primary emphasis on the conduct of military operations. The author examines the success of the British and attributes it to two primary factors the establishment of centralized control and coordination of all military, police, and government programs and, the resettlement of 500,000 Chinese peasants into new government villages thereby isolating the guerrillas from the people. Also examined is the importance of developing an effective intelligence net.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE