Accession Number:

ADA034584

Title:

Urban Guerrillas in the Americas.

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The shift from the rural insurgencies of the 1950s and 1960s to acts of terrorism and urban guerrilla warfare in the 1970s has created a dilemma for Western Governments. The authors believe that the nations of the Western Hemisphere are likely to find this new insurgency a growing threat unless the current economic and socio-political problems are satisfactorily resolved. In their view, the tactics and equipment developed to combat the rural guerrilla are not readily adaptable to the urban environment however, the destructive capabilites of the urban terrorists arsenal have grown enormously. The authors assert that a new strategy for deterring and combating urban guerrillas must be developed, and they set forth principles that will aid in the formulation of such a strategy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE