Accession Number:

ADA604413

Title:

Irregular Warfare in the American West: The Geronimo Campaign

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

During the height of his powers in the 1880s. Geronimo conducted an irregular warfare campaign against the U.S. Army. Geronimos greatest adversary, General George Crook, developed a groundbreaking concept of operations to fight the Apaches. Crook employed Apache scouts and deployed small, mobile logistical units against his quarry. ideas initially dismissed by his senior officers, The Geronimo campaign bears similarities to current U.S. military operations, where a savvy enemy exploits porous borders and austere terrain to fight an asymmetrical war against American and coalition forces in Afghanistan. This paper examines how the lessons of the Geronimo campaign apply in Americas modern-day irregular warfare campaigns.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE