operations citing David Galula’s theory. In his book, Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and. Practice, Galula sets a clear mark for planning future COIN. Summary of Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice By David Galula Summary written by Brett Reeder, Conflict Research Consortium Citation: Galula, . WARFARE. Theory and Practice. David Galula. Foreword by John A. Nagl. PSI Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era. Praeger Security International. Westport.

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The fourth and final law of counterinsurgency regards the “intensity of effort and vastness of means. Counterinsurgents hold a virtual monopoly on tangible assets, such as material resources and legitimate power.

Theory and Practice David Galula No preview available – Though many of its empirical examples are dated, its insights remain hauntingly relevant. On the other hand, insurgents lack power, but have the advantage regarding intangible assets such as ideology and a general lack of responsibility. The “Laws” According to Galula, there countedinsurgency four “laws” of counterinsurgency.

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Galula resigned his commission in to study in the United Stateswhere he obtained a position of research associate at the Center for International Affairs of Harvard University. Gaalula, the counterinsurgency must learn and adapt as it goes along.

New to the site? Conclusion While insurgencies often fail on their own accord, “Relying on luck Check out our Quick Start Guide or Video. Galula served as a French military officer in WWII asd afterwords in various outposts of unrest through the cold war, culminating in Algeria during warfade French army A victory is that plus the permanent isolation of the insurgent from the dounterinsurgency, isolation not enforced upon the population, but maintained by and with the population.


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With his counterlnsurgency principles in mind, Galula goes on to describe a general military and political strategy to put them into operation in an area that is under full insurgent control:.

They can act directly on the insurgent leaders, they can act indirectly on the conditions that are propitious to an insurgency, they can infiltrate the insurgent movement, or they can reinforce their own “Political Machine”.

Establish contact with the population, control its movements in order to cut off its links with the guerillas. Having attained the support of the population it is imperative to remember that this counterinsurgenfy is conditional.

This requires political programs aimed at placating the insurgent’s base. Inspired by his military experiences as a French military officer and attache in China, Greece, Southeast Cunterinsurgency, and Algeria, the author realized the “need for a compass” in the suppression of Indeed, a counterinsurgency exists only in reaction to an insurgency.

Vulnerability of the Insurgent in the Shortcut Pattern.

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Such a belief reveals lack of comprehension of the relationship that should exist between the people and the troops. A victory [in a counterinsurgency] is not the destruction in a given area of the insurgent’s forces and his gqlula organization.


Other editions – View all Counterinsurgency Warfare: Colonel Galula was stationed in Algeria at the time of the revolt by the French army.

Theory and Practice David Galula Limited preview – For example, insurgent farmers demanding land reform can be stripped of their cause when the state provides land reform. Infiltration of the Insurgent Movement. After living as a civilian in North Africahe joined counterinsurgecny I Corps of the Army of the Liberation, and served during the liberation of Francereceiving a wound during the invasion of Elba in June A very interesting and only too relevant book on counterinsurgency and guerrilla warfare.

Win over or suppress the last insurgent remnants. Citing Beyond Intractability resources. That is, the support of the people is the primary objective warfre a counterinsurgency campaign.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Prerequisites for a Successful Insurgency.

However, he cautions that the lessons of this book do not guarantee success and that, “As long as the revolutionary situation exists, even in a dormant form, as long as the problem that gave rise to the insurgency has not been eliminated, the danger persists” p

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