Counterinsurgency Warfare
Theory and Practice
by David Galula
August 2006, 128pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-0-275-99269-9
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This book examines the strategy and means to defeat insurgents or guerrilla movements based on the author’s first-hand experience in China, Greece, Indochina, and Algeria.

This volume in the Praeger Security International (PSI) series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era defines the laws of insurgency and outlines the strategy and tactics to combat such threats. Drawn from the observations of a French officer, David Galula, who witnessed guerrilla warfare on three continents, the book remains relevant today as American policymakers, military analysts, and members of the public look to the counterinsurgency era of the 1960s for lessons to apply to the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. With a new foreword by John A. Nagl, author of Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam (Praeger, 2002).


"One sign of an expert is the ability to clearly and concisely analyze and explain his subject. LTC David Galula's Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice achieves both goals admirably. . . . Counterinsurgency Warfare should be required reading for every military officer and noncommissioned officer, as well as today's political leaders. Armed with Galula's insightful wisdom, the American military can be armed against the mistakes of Vietnam and Iraq."—Marine Corps Gazette, December 1, 2007

"The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is not withering away for lack of a mission, says Moore, but is ascending from triumph to triumph. She describes how, under the first President Bush and President Clinton, it increased democracy and unity in Europe, and since 9/11 has extended its efforts beyond Europe to birth a new political order in parts of the world suffering from instability."—Reference & Research Book News, May 1, 2007

"This is a soldier's book, written by a professional with a classical military education. . . . [i]t has become required reading for students of warfare generally, and especially for soldiers and policymakers dealing with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."—ARMY, April 1, 2006
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