A Comparative Analysis of the Guerrilla Strategies of Mao and Lawrence
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The paper compares the guerrilla strategies of Mao, Tse-tung and T. E. Lawrence and determines whether a broad strategy for guerrilla warfare can be developed. The techniques of Mao and Lawrence were compared, and differences and similarities noted. The techniques were found to be remarkably similar and the two notable differences, in methods for gaining popular support and in military objectives, resulted more from differences in environment than in the philosophies of the two men. They both adhered to classic guerrilla concepts and their doctrines were not new. No new concepts for guerrilla warfare need be developed as the concepts of Mao and Lawrence, themselves, could be expected to be successful universally, modified only by such variables as geography and politics.
- Unconventional Warfare