Lessons Learned by Venezuela Fighting in Low Intensity Conflict
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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During ten critical years the Venezuelan democracy made a strong stand against communism, and struggled bravely for its survival. Thanks to the resolve of the administration in charge and the decisive action of the Venezuelan armed forces, the scourge of subversion could finally be defeated both politically and militarily. The 1960s were a decade of agitation and violence for venezuela, a period of its contemporary history from which many lessons can be drawn. Although the ghost of communism has vanished, these lessons are still applicable, and failure to hood them may lead to yet another regrettable replay of history. This paper examines the Venezuelan strategy developed to confront the Castro-Communist insurgency of the 1960s and the lessons learned by democracy during that struggle.
- Unconventional Warfare