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Modern warfare [electronic resource] : a French view of counterinsurgency / Roger Trinquier, translated from the French by Daniel Lee with an introduction by Bernard B. Fall, foreword by Eliot A. Cohen.

By: Trinquier, Roger.
Material type: TextTextSeries: PSI classics of the counterinsurgency era: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 94 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313390562 (electronic bk.); 0313390568 (electronic bk.).Uniform titles: La guerre moderne. English Subject(s): France -- Defenses | Tactics | Guerrilla warfare | Subversive activities | Military Science | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- OtherGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modern warfare.DDC classification: 355.02 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword; Introduction: A Portrait of the "Centurion"; PART ONE. PREPARATION FOR WAR; 1. The Need to Adapt Our Military Apparatus to Modern Warfare; 2. Modern Warfare Defined; 3. An Example of a Clandestine Warfare Organization; 4. Terrorism-The Principal Weapon of Modern Warfare; 5. Identifying the Adversary; 6. Defense of the Territory; PART TWO. THE POLITICAL AND MILITARY CONDUCT OF THE WAR; 7. Direct Action on the Populations of Cities; 8. Errors in Fighting the Guerrilla; 9. The Problem of Resources; 10. Conducting Counterguerrilla Operations
Summary: This volume in the Praeger Security International (PSI) series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era reveals how French officers who served in Indochina, like the author, Roger Trinquier, fought fierce rear-guard actions against ideologically motivated insurgents in the 1940s and 1950s to a far greater extent than their American counterparts later faced in Vietnam. The lack of coherent strategic direction from Paris in the chaotic years of the Fourth Republic left the military with the task of making political decisions in the field. With the original introduction by Bernard B. Fall and a new.
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Includes bibliographical reference and index.

"First published in France in 1961 under the title: La Guerra Moderne by Editions de la Table Ronde"--T.p. verso.

This volume in the Praeger Security International (PSI) series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era reveals how French officers who served in Indochina, like the author, Roger Trinquier, fought fierce rear-guard actions against ideologically motivated insurgents in the 1940s and 1950s to a far greater extent than their American counterparts later faced in Vietnam. The lack of coherent strategic direction from Paris in the chaotic years of the Fourth Republic left the military with the task of making political decisions in the field. With the original introduction by Bernard B. Fall and a new.

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Foreword; Introduction: A Portrait of the "Centurion"; PART ONE. PREPARATION FOR WAR; 1. The Need to Adapt Our Military Apparatus to Modern Warfare; 2. Modern Warfare Defined; 3. An Example of a Clandestine Warfare Organization; 4. Terrorism-The Principal Weapon of Modern Warfare; 5. Identifying the Adversary; 6. Defense of the Territory; PART TWO. THE POLITICAL AND MILITARY CONDUCT OF THE WAR; 7. Direct Action on the Populations of Cities; 8. Errors in Fighting the Guerrilla; 9. The Problem of Resources; 10. Conducting Counterguerrilla Operations

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