Accession Number:

ADA261249

Title:

Doctrines of Defeat, La Guerre Revolutionnaire and Counterinsurgency Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY STUDENT DETACHMENT FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON IN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

This study compares the military doctrines used by the French in the Algerian War and the United States in the Vietnam War. The objective of this thesis is to determine why both doctrines failed. The author examines the doctrines at the strategic and operational levels in order to determine at what level of command and application failure occurred. This study provides the historical development of each doctrine as well as a framework of warfare to establish a base theory from which to examine the doctrines.... Military History, Vietnam War, Army - France, Algerian War, Army - United States.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE