Accession Number:

ADA135743

Title:

Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Central America

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

285.0

Abstract:

This is a study of trends in low-intensity conflict in Central America. The sources and causes of instability and conflict in the region and in the individual countries are examined in a historical context. The study then analyses the process of conflict in each country, looking both at insurgent organisations and methods and the nature of the government response. The impact and significance of external influence on each conflict is discussed. Regional trends, from both insurgent and counter-insurgent standpoints, are examined and analysed collectively. Significant findings include the development of a model of optimal conditions for revolutionary war, and the identification of a pattern of employment of an effective broad front strategy.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE