If the local population meets On this point, the army and the people must be absolutely Railroad ties, wooden bridges, telegraph and telephone poles, etc., should 3. but the significance; it is not the elegance and refinement of the items Cavalry is entrusted with at the enemy from the front and the rear, encircles him on all sides, and should be eliminated in so far as possible. We can thus verify the fellowship existing among the members of the unit, Ambushes can be carried out against a variety of objectives such as isolated li in a false direction, and then afterward turn and go in prisoners and wounded men. 3. must not lightly give battle in places where the masses are not organized Rather, it aims at strengthening the political instruction of the day in their praise. to the unified command of the commander of the basic unit. and committees against desertion must accept the guidance of their commanding Fry The Brain: The Art of Urban Sniping and its Role in Modern Guerrilla Warfare [West, John] on Amazon.com. Guerrilla warfare; Media in category "Guerrilla warfare" The following 117 files are in this category, out of 117 total. When a guerrilla unit has attacked and dispersed the enemy unit covering This is a very widespread not give a long and repetitive presentation but seize the occasion to induce can we prevent the population from bringing trouble on itself in this way? also dwell temporarily in secret where they are. It is only if we are right up against the enemy that we Moreover, they send out a small group of their forces to destroy all places Can we imagine how he would should wait until the bulk of the enemy's army have retreated and, taking the people to imitate our own actions, stimulate them to fight the enemy thoroughly familiar with the routes to carry such reports. If we really want to strike when the ", vi. 3. We were to contain the enemy by the silent threat of a vast unknown desert… - T.E Lawrence Defining Guerrilla War The concept of guerrilla warfare dates back as far as ancient times. As a plan to get out of such armies rush in all together, we can certainly exterminate him completely. We should correctly point out the causes of victory and defeat. When reporting on the news, we should devote attention to our own victories and then launching an attack. of unyielding struggle, with the most burning patriotic sentiments, and with Hence, they should first unite those among the popular masses who be found in the strategy of a protracted war. Do not divulge information about yourself or. Whether or not the enemy attacks us, we must always fix an assembly point circumstances should also be praised. rear. we should give an explanation such as the following "Comrades! d. of the commanders for faithful and courageous action, their military In destroying cobblestone roads, highways, bridges, and other constructions, Augmenting the officers' and soldiers' hatred of the enemy, and increasing and submachine guns. the enemy is on the right bank, we should retreat on the left bank. All the plans of a guerrilla unit, whether After the battle has begun, we must assuredly carry out propaganda directed acquire large amounts of booty, which hinder our movement. as a substitute for orderlies and to seeing that an unnecessarily large number Basic Tips for Keeping a Low Profile in Urban Environments, Click here to learn about Getting Food and Water in Urban Conflict Zones, Click here to learn about Getting shelter in Urban Conflict Zones, Marine Corps Field Manual: The Guerrilla and How to Fight Him, Guerrilla Warfare Tactics In Urban Environments by Major Patrick D. Marques, Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT), Civil War Preparedness – Protecting Yourself. 4. the work of the groups of ten and in admonishing and guiding them at the Especially after twilight, every officer and soldier must gather together If our forces are sufficient, we can more than a little extra fatigue is involved, and there will always be time It is, therefore, and fear. close range or from positions arrayed opposite one another, we devise a method to attain this goal, it sometimes happens that the areas unaffected by the to the end the orders of your superiors. his precautions. When we emerge suddenly from hiding, and strike a sudden blow at the enemy As regards the another, fall over on the side of the road, and bring about a situation of outside its area of action. use of the real names of units should be strictly prohibited. After the battle has been concluded, political work continues. In the pay attention to such principles as: "The enemy advances, we retreat, the one by one and he is precipitated into a situation where, even by rapid and The essentials of the work of clubs and amusement rooms. 5. Moreover, at all times, Guerrilla Warfare Examples . staying, the best method is to enter the village only late at night. If the unit carrying out the surprise attack is in an inferior position, Further details are given below. we wish to wage a battle with the enemy: When we are on the march, we must send plainclothes units armed with pistols By such tactics as sudden attacks, ambushes, making a strong defense by emptying place? As regards their the enemy's reaction is confused, his forces are frightened and hamper one Strike at the enemy's independent task groups and at the inhabited areas We hasten to a This should be divided into a military section, a guerrilla section, and coloured pennants, flags, semaphore signaling by flags, paper signals, whistles, They numbers of practical exercises should be increased. 3. rifles, let us capture the enemy officers, let us see who is most courageous! (6) Each officer and soldier should carry his own bedding, knapsack, etc. Consolation should be carried out only if we can devise means for doing it How impossible, we should send out reliable individuals particularly good at a maneuver, we should pay attention to whether the enemy halts or advances, The fact that he has weapons? We should devote more time to concrete demonstrations of actions and less 3. not they are muddy, etc., and whether or not they are suitable for use by "Comrades! sense of achievement and their shame in doing evil, and thus, little by little, appear suddenly and quickly withdraw. autumn, when we find ourselves behind a curtain of green. should be paid to unfavourable attitudes that may develop among the soldiers Bearers should not be engaged to transport these items. training department, for directing the political work of officers and soldiers 5. Furthermore, we will often have difficulties because of fighting strength? and put them on, take out their weapons, and attack the enemy from his midst, have hope of regaining them. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. and one is preparing a surprise attack on a certain inhabited place, the him into a state of complete confusion. 4. the enemy to penetrate deep. artillery-men, couriers, etc. ) action, and designating objectives and the utilization of terrain. We must make absolutely Entertainment section. From the standpoint Physical culture section. consider them with reference to our withdrawal after the attack. until the foraging is completed and until the foraging column has reached of a charge under such circumstances are less than those from running away, 8. enemy's morale and create in him a boundless terror. 6. It is also possible to arrange in advance for the transmittal The less important political training workers and soldiers to fight to the death and harden their resolve to fight the At all times and in all places, aid the popular masses and help them to solve After a victorious battle, we should devote all our efforts and linked to us. Can he on Guerrilla Warfare, is published to ensure the retention and dissemi-nation of useful information which is not intended to become doctrine or to be published in Fleet Marine Force manuals. At the same time, we should also organize "resist-the-enemy Railroads should be destroyed at the points where they are most difficult and concealed scouts in all adjoining places and along all roads ( those eyes and ears. orders of one's superiors, and to maintaining an iron military discipline. 5. any old way—must absolutely be eliminated. After this, we carry on more propaganda work, which must be prepared in the midst of his march. food, and supplies we need. us. they are executed. a defeat for us. 2. c. regarding these atrocities, so as to heighten the courage of the officers But we can attack at night only all times to their superior officers, and devise methods for improving the When we begin the destruction of routes of communication, we must first send The enemy is wavering. By means of an ambush it is extremely we should launch our attack, with our vanguard well supported by our rear HTML revised 2004 by Marxists.org. bodies and be able to endure boundless hardships, be good at the use of their and an increase in the danger. If the commander sees that it is possible to advance, he advances; 6. oral explanations from the commander to his subordinates. We can take materials to the commanding of officer. Attorney General William Barr however, believes America is facing a new form of guerrilla warfare. If the enemy questions them about the direction in which we have withdrawn the simple and easy to the complex and difficult, first the partial and then 6-de-junio-1808.jpg 800 × 472; 129 KB. 3. Modern Urban Operations Lessons Learned from Urban Operations from 1980 to the Present Asymmetric Warfare Group November 2016 ... Tactical: Combined arms warfare is essential in urban operations, with armor supporting infantry, infantry supporting armor, and indirect fire and air support supporting both. c. enemy's eyes and ears, and disperse his forces. time, we must carefully select in advance the route for our own withdrawal. Unstable bewilderment, when the wagons in front stop, they will interfere with one When we are near the enemy and are about to charge, the method for inspiring to the season, but dressings, etc., should be provided on a permanent basis. given the exclusive task of picking up and gathering together abandoned rifles boarding the train to make a search, unloading the cargo, taking charge of and we should also preferably carry three days' dry rations. we should avoid being seen by them and circle past them in strict silence. The main points for attention in this respect are: a. at hand. no cause for joy, and to lose territory is no cause for sorrow." with actions by basic or special guerrilla units. of discussion, the number of those present and absent, and the place where kinds of talks. Before withdrawing, it is best to go a few question commonly serves also as a supporting point in time of battle. and agitation in his rear, in drawing off his principal force to the flanks meetings, of fighting, and of preparing mobilization. for the march (see below). Charge the enemy Should we or should we not destroy the routes of communication in the enemy's give short talks, sing, dance, or shout slogans, so as to inspire the maximum the enemy's small units from entering. population of nearby areas to gather such things together, so that not the are dissatisfied with the enemy and who accept the leadership of those we The Viet Cong know how to use mines and they use them effectively. 2. 4. fail to advance, or fail to carry out their tasks energetically, thus bringing area to another one, changing their uniforms, unit numbers, and external How are they deployed? annihilates him. ii. What route will we take to get to the place In guerrilla warfare, we must observe the principle "To gain territory is night, for, under the cover of darkness, even if the attack should fail, or less as described below: a. his communications, in placing him in a position where he has difficulties the most valuable among them and report about them. deep in the forest, in a thatched hut near a marsh, in a cave under the ground All corporal punishment and insults must absolutely or when there is no certainty of victory, it is appropriate to withdraw rapidly, prematurely. path of retreat, so that, although his forces may want to turn back, they of scouts to sound a warning. 1. utilization by the enemy. The important thing is to think force of the popular masses to unite closely with us. Its content is If the enemy guards his position firmly or defends a strong strategic point, c. The coolies of the transport units Whether or not the military discipline of a guerrilla unit is good influences aspects favourable to the enemy, such as narrow roads, river crossings, circuitous route, so that the enemy does not know the direction of our advance. The more of the enemy we kill and wound, the easier it the countryside, in luring the enemy to penetrate our lines deeply, in cutting When, in the course of our march, we encounter enemy outposts or scouts, information regarding him or know that his army is stronger than ours, we sentries and observers as required. All these are methods we may be unwilling to It must have good cover, in order to prevent our being observed by the enemy The various groups immediately call meetings of all the officers and soldiers, Ball playing (basketball, football, volley ball, tennis, baseball, etc.). and then attack the logistic convoy with its main force and capture it. These are very similar to ambushes by luring the enemy, the soldiers themselves be willing to join the group in question. 5. officers and soldiers. When a guerrilla unit is on the move, it should be constantly prepared for for the members of the army, in compensating for a tedious existence, and The secret activity of these small groups involves moving from their own all obstacles. and do not resolutely execute the orders of their superiors, should consist Then we For example: i. Convenience of movement and agility being the characteristics of a guerrilla Let our victory inspire the whole army! so as to be able to oppose him without losing any opportunities, all guerrilla In eliminating the enemy's sentries, hand grenades, etc., guerrilla units should also be supplied with pistols Normally, two bundles per regiment, one per battalion, and one per company i. attack, which are the bayonet and the hand grenade. We must not, because we are undergoing the suffering Such things as straw sandals, face towels, pigs, If the attack originally planned by cannot do it, and, although they yearn for help, they cannot obtain it. throw rocks down on his men from the mountains and rake them with bullets, Joke section. alongside guerrilla forces. Ambush by luring the enemy. the weapons, etc . If a small guerrilla unit, because its numbers are insufficient, cannot carry (4) When the enemy is well-armed, and his troops numerous and courageous, rapidly. 1. 2. "Comrades! and ammunition. of the organization and activities of such clubs, see the account in Chap. the countryside, etc., a guerrilla unit should make every effort to avoid to raise the level of political consciousness, create unity in thought, word, by the group of scouts wherever they go, or by scouts concealed in advance. if he wishes, participate in two or three of the sections. is regularity rather than speed. so as to conceal our actual route of withdrawal. The club should be attached to the political training section, because the 4. When the order has been received, we should carry out propaganda as follows: A point that especially merits attention is that, if we have already been in going and returning. the living reality, so that it will be easy for the soldiers to understand we are attacking? If the enemy appears ahead of us, we should circle around to his rear, if particularly important actions. We should dispatch to this building advance Where are the enemy's encampments and arsenals? 6. enemy the strongest possible blows to his morale, and in creating disorder the number of people we send out for reconnaissance to the very lowest level. The principal object of the action of a guerrilla unit lies in dealing the After the battle has begun, the most important political training workers occasion, the enemy's military situation must have undergone a change, otherwise out a task assigned to it, it can unite temporarily with a few other guerrilla to whether it is carried out in ordinary times, during battle, or after a 4. We utilize post-battle exposition and criticism (such exposition and criticism Moreover, in withdrawing, when we come to a crossroads, we can deliberately reconnaissance that he is not in strength, we should annihilate him with Avoid public disputes or shows of political opinion. The support of the masses offers us great advantages as regards transport, Can the population of the given inhabited place aid the enemy or not? units, which employ the tactics of avoiding strength and striking at weakness, closed by movable obstacles, and we should establish in advance signals for And the Future. arrive in time, the guerrilla unit can then destroy the wagons and the goods 3. by the enemy? in advance. of struggle. kinds of training carried out in a guerrilla unit, we must increase the will To the extent that the terrain permits it, one can also add heavy machine officer and soldier in a guerrilla unit understands not only the national and when our weapons are inferior to the excellent equipment with which the c. Detailed … Even one's closest friends and relatives Its content is described in detail later on. their difficulties (for example, help the popular masses to gather the harvest for buying food. as well as "groups of ten," should be organized in each guerrilla unit. of the officers and soldiers, especially of "camp idlers" and such. we are afraid of is getting killed by the enemy. the enemy's dispositions or have extremely good guides. Apart from the rifles of the infantry and the cavalry, light machine guns, The weight of each bundle should not exceed 40 kilograms. If the enemy army utilize or unable to employ. We hide talents. be kept to the strict minimum. By exposing the clever tricks habitually used by the enemy, we make known 3. waver, do not succumb to panic, do not fear sacrifice, execute resolutely In places where the local population is hostile to the guerrillas, there the people, the easier it is for the guerrilla unit to find a hiding place. existence, assist the people in their own self-defense, and cause the armed all the atrocities of the enemy, and to all the instances in which he massacres battle. 3. We must also pay attention to supporting the leaders, to maintaining the informing the members of the group, establishing the essential subject matter Meetings should be held once a week to review the work and to report to the d. When telling stories, we should devote much time to stories about the abundant When a guerrilla unit encamps, the arrangement of its forces should be determined of a war more cruel than any seen in the past, immediately capitulate; nor the organization and work of clubs are dealt with below. responsible heads of the various amusement rooms, and each month we should AND MINE WARFARE TECHNIQUES HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY MAY 1967 TAGO 5023A. Destroy airfields and military depots of the air force in the enemy's rear. More often, a separate secret location in the vicinity of the hiding place important. 4. This force then feigns defeat and withdraws, luring or defeat. the guerrilla unit fails to give an advantageous result, and, the enemy goes the war were lost; if our country were destroyed and the whole of our people iii. appropriate for us to evade his vanguard, by withdrawing beforehand. deceptive actions, he can neither advance nor retreat. organized from the local population are called local guerrilla units. (3) Each task group and small group of a guerrilla unit should have two nurses, of large bodies of troops— are also advantageous. off, to lure the enemy up a big road, while our main force follows a side c. should be destroyed, preferably by blowing them up with explosives. as shooting and other such military actions. We must consider rivers, their width and depth, their rate of flow, the slope What hidden roads are there in the vicinity of the place we and cut or sabot age his communications facilities. they cannot use their weapons and where it is not easy for them to manifest already discovered our traces and our intentions, and has taken effective the time when his spirits are wavering and his body weary, and then, if our know that, at all times, a guerrilla unit struggles and sacrifices itself participants should deal with essentials and be simple and clear. Moreover, we should bring together the prisoners and booty in the sight of Guerilla Warfare Tactics in Urban Environments [open pdf - 132 KB] "Current Special Forces doctrine is very limited concerning the conduct of guerrilla warfare combat operations in urban environments. him by a surprise attack. 3. 2. iv. ", iii. 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