Accession Number:

AD1022189

Title:

War of the Masses: a Component of Guerrilla Warfare.

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,05 Jul 2015,26 May 2016

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The Colombian government and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces are in the middle of a peace process after more than fifty years of armed struggle. The FARC has been using Guerrilla Warfare as the way to fulfill its objective of power seizure, however, the peace process proves that FARCs military option was not successful. Using the teachings of Mao Tse-Tung, Vladimir Lenin, and Vo Nguyen Giap, FARC understood that a protracted war encompasses all forms of struggle and that it is more than just an armed struggle. In this specific case, the FARC has been developing a clandestine masses organization component in order to infiltrate social movements in its effort to alter the political landscape within the country, with the sole purpose of reaching is objective in a different way.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE