Accession Number:

ADA526242

Title:

Guerrilla Logistics

Descriptive Note:

Student thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Within recent years American military and civilian officials have recognized the increased emphasis the Sino-Soviet Bloc has placed upon guerrilla warfare as an instrument of Communist expansion. It is the purpose of this thesis to examine the logistical aspects of historical guerrilla operations and to determine whether the United States doctrine, for logistical support to guerrillas, embraces those elements which were adopted by historys successful guerrilla leaders. A review of guerrilla operations during the American Revolution, together with guerrilla warfare in Yugoslavia, Greece, Lithuania, China, Malaya, Indo-China, and Cuba indicates that, without exception, guerrillas enjoyed the greatest success when they were supported by the indigenous people within the operational area.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE