Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2009-01-27
They can be swift, silent, and deadly. That's why armed guerrillas are feared by even the largest, best-equipped fighting forces. No tank, rocket-propelled grenade, or infantry battalion can match the guerrilla team's ability to exact brutality with precision, instill fear in enemy hearts, and viciously deflate morale. From the snows of Korea to the jungles of Southeast Asia to the mountains of Afghanistan, the U.S. Army has employed guerrilla tactics to deadly effect. Those tactics and techniques, being used today by U.S. soldiers, are laid out in the U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook. Employing small, heavily-armed, and well-oiled fire teams, guerrilla warfare has played an invaluable role in the success of nearly every U.S. campaign for decades. Here, its methods are detailed: raids and ambushes, demolition, counterintelligence, mining and sniping, psychological warfare, communications, and much more. This is an inside look at the guerrilla strategies and weapons that have come to be feared by enemies and respected by allies. Not another outside perspective or commentary on unconventional warfare, this is the original—of use to soldiers in the field and to anyone with an interest in military tactics.
Author: Wimberley Scott
Publisher: Paladin Press
Release Date: 1997-05-01
This handy manual is a primer in the many facets of a successful guerrilla campaign as taught by the pros in Special Forces. Covering everything from the first acts of sporadic rebellion to the final overthrow of a tyrannical government and establishment of a just, democratic society, it is a fascinating tutorial in modern armed resistance. For academic study only.
Indhold: Principles of Urban Guerrilla Warfare; The Urban Base of Operations; Improvised Explosives and Chemicals; Improvised Weapons and Munitions; The Ambush; Counter-Insurgency Operations; Security and Communications.
A selection of the Military Book Club. This third edition of the The PartisanÕs Companion is the last-and-best Red Army manual used to train partisans to fight the Nazi invader. Its usefulness outlived World War II. It was later used to train Òthird-worldÓ guerrillas in their wars of national liberation in the 1950sÐ70s and even the Fedayeen guerrillas who fought U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. Once upon a time, the Boy Scout Manual concentrated almost exclusively on camping, field craft and first aid. The PartisanÕs Companion adds guns, demolitions, hand-to-hand combat, assorted mayhem and multiple forms of Nazi-bashing. It is like the old Boy Scout Manual on steroids. When Germany invaded the Soviet Union, the Red Army was hard pressed to cope with the ÒinvincibleÓ Wehrmacht. The initial partisan resistance efforts also had problems. No locals were welcome, and the only guerrillas recognized by Moscow were surrounded Red Army units and units of loyal party members who were sent into unfamiliar territory to battle the Nazis. The initial training manual was a reprint from the Russian Civil War, and most of these units were wiped out. Finally the Soviets began recruiting partisans from the local communityÑbut with Red Army officers and secret police agents. The partisan effort improved. By the end of 1942, it was obvious that Germany was losing the war. The partisan ranks grew as did the training requirements for the partisan commanders. The 1942 edition of the PartisanÕs Companion helped quickly train new guerrillas to a common standard. Besides field craft, it covers partisan tactics, German counter-guerrilla tactics, demolitions, German and Soviet weapons, scouting, camouflage, anti-tank warfare and anti-aircraft defense for squad and platoon-level instruction. It contains the Soviet lessons of two bitter years of war and provides a good look at the tactics and training of a mature partisan force. The partisans moved and lived clandestinely, harassed the enemy, and supported the Red Army through reconnaissance and attacks on the German supply lines. They were also the agents of Soviet power and vengeance in the occupied regions. Soviet historians credit the partisans with tying down ten percent of the German army and with killing almost a million enemy soldiers. They clearly frustrated German logistics and forced the Germans to periodically sideline divisions to hunt the partisans. The partisans, and this third edition, were clearly part of the eventual Soviet victory over Germany. Les Grau is a retired US Army officer who fought guerrillas in South VietnamÑand left on a stretcher. Consequently, his appreciation for guerrilla tactics came early in his career. The Army later taught him Russian, and his tours of duty included frequent trips to the Soviet Union and elsewhere. He has is the author of three books on the Soviet-Afghan War, including The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War (with Ali Jalali). Mike (Misha) Gress grew up in the wilds of Siberia where everyone's dad, including his own, was a veteran of the fight against the Nazis. He joined the Soviet Army and served in the infantry (motorized rifle) forces, and afterward produced The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought and Lost with Les Grau.
Author: Che Guevara
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Che Guevara, the larger-than-life hero of the 1959 revolutionary victory that overturned the Cuban dictatorship, believed that revolution would also topple the imperialist governments in Latin America. Che's call to action, his proclamation of "invincibility"-the ultimate victory of revolutionary forces-continues to influence the course of Latin American history and international relations. His amazing life story has lifted him to almost legendary status. This edition of Che's classic work Guerrilla Warfare contains the text of his book, as well as two later essays titled "Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" and "Message to the Tricontinental." A detailed introduction by Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies, Jr., examines Guevara's text, his life and political impact, the situation in Latin America, and the United States' response to Che and to events in Latin America. Loveman and Davies also provide in-depth case studies that apply Che's theories on revolution to political situations in seven Latin American countries from the 1960s to the present. Also included are political chronologies of each country discussed in the case studies and a postscript tying the analyses together. This book will help students gain a better understanding of Che's theoretical contribution to revolutionary literature and the inspiration that his life and Guerrilla Warfare have provided to revolutionaries since the 1960s. This volume is an invaluable addition to courses in Latin American studies and political science.
Author: Department of the Army
Publisher: Lyons Press
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Filled with diagrams of attack plans, defensive strategies, and troop movements, U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual is the playbook the U.S. Army uses to employ available means to win in combat. This book provides combat-tested concepts and ideas modified to exploit emerging Army and joint capabilities. This book focuses on the organization of forces, minimum essential control measures, and general planning, preparation, and execution considerations for each type and form of combat operation. It is the common reference for all students of the tactical art, both in the field and the Army school system.
Author: U. S. Army
Release Date: 2018-02-24
WINNING ASYMMETRIC WARS FROM THE UNDERGROUND How to Make Trouble and Influence People. Vital reading for the political warfare student, Special Forces operator, prepper or survivalist - with principles and techniques equally useful to the entrepreneur or guerrilla marketing specialist. Learn how to build and run an insurgency using unrest, political propaganda, and subversion - and how to tell when these techniques are being used against you! Discover how to defeat a vastly more powerful opponent through clandestine resistance and open, armed revolution. Full-size edition - LARGE 8.5" x 11" FORMAT: clear, detailed text & illustrations. Complete & Unabridged. Created & trusted by the United States Army's John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. IMPORTANT: this is not the older, outdated field manual (FM 3-05.130) or the even older and entirely obsolete FM 31-21 that is often offered for sale - this is the current, up-to-date TC 18-01. Don't be fooled! "Batteries last hours, books last decades: get the print edition!" Please note: for your reading pleasure, the publisher has re-drawn numerous illustrations throughout this book, due to the low resolution of the original. This edition is therefore the only high-resolution version available in the market. For the population of an area occupied by a hostile or tyrannical government, foreign or domestic, the existence of a resistance movement is often the only hope of freedom against the odds. This book demonstrates how to successfully rebel against and overturn such a government, by building an underground organization of like-minded individuals capable of exercising the full spectrum of resistance - from winning hearts and minds to waging open armed insurrection and guerrilla warfare. Created by the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, this manual not only equips the Special Forces operator with the knowledge necessary to instigate unrest and rebellion in foreign enemy nations, it also enables all readers not only to prepare for the worst-case scenario at home but to recognize when these powerfully influential techniques are used against them. "There is another type of warfare-new in its intensity, ancient in its origin-war by guerrillas, subversives, insurgents, assassins; war by ambush instead of by combat, by infiltration instead of aggression, seeking victory by eroding and exhausting the enemy instead of engaging him. It preys on unrest."President John F. Kennedy, 1962 DESTROY TYRANNY, BUILD JUSTICE & LIBERTY! Search for 'CARLILE MILITARY LIBRARY' to find more TOP-FLIGHT, SQUARED-AWAY publications for your professional bookshelf! Information purposes only. Proudly published in the U.S.A. by CARLILE MEDIA.
Author: U.S. Department of Defense
Publisher: Madison & Adams Press
Release Date: 2017-05-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This manual provides detailed explanation of manufacturing munitions from seemingly innocuous locally available materials. As an official army manual, it was primarily intended to increase the potential of Special Forces and guerrilla troops, however, “Improvised Munitions Handbook” represents perfect reading for all arms enthusiasts, as well as civilians considering their safety. This edition offers simple instructions, enriched with a large number of illustrations, on various techniques for constructing many different weapons and devices made of materials that can be bought in a drug or hardware store or found in a junkyard. The instructions are presented in a way that even people normally not familiar with making and handling munitions can use them. Table of Contents: Explosives and Propellants Plastic Explosive Filler Improvised Black Powder Carbone Tet- Explosive Methyl Nitrate Dynamite Urea Nitrate Explosive Sodium Chlorate and Sugar or Aluminum Explosive… Mines and Grenades Nail Grenade Wine Bottle Cone Charge Coke Bottle Shaped Charge… Small Arms Weapons and Ammunitions Pipe Pistol for 9 mm Ammunition Shotgun (12 gauge) Carbine (7.62 mm Standard Rifle Ammunition) Rifle Cartridge… Mortars and Rockets Shotgun Grenade Launcher Fire Bottle Launcher 60 mm Mortar Projectile Launcher… Incendiary Devices Chemical Fire Bottle Gelled Flame Fuels Improvised White Flare Improvised White Smoke Munitions… Fuses, Detonators & Delay Mechanisms Electric Bulb Initiator Fuse Igniter from Book Matches Delay Igniter from Cigarette Watch Delay Timer Can-Liquid Time Delay Detonator… Miscellaneous Mousetrap Switch Knife Switch Rope Grenade Launching Technique Bicycle Generator Power Source Improvised Battery Armor Materials… Primary High Explosives Secondary High Explosives
Author: Major Patrick D. Marques
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Release Date: 2014-08-15
Current Special Forces doctrine is very limited concerning the conduct of guerrilla warfare combat operations in urban environments. The focus of the current doctrine is on conducting combat operations in rural environments. The material available on urban environments is defined in broad terms primarily focused on the larger picture of unconventional warfare. Some considerations and characteristics of urban tactical operations are addressed but are so general they could be applied to a conventional infantry unit as easily as to a guerrilla force. Traditionally, Special Forces guerrilla warfare doctrine has focused on its conduct in a rural environment as historically, most guerrilla movements have formed, operated, and been supported outside of the cities. Increasing world urbanization is driving the "center of gravity" of the resistance, the populace and their will to resist, into urban settings. As populations have gravitated to the cities on every continent, the ability to prosecute a successful guerrilla war has often depended on the ability to conduct combat operations in these environments. Predominantly, the aspects of unconventional warfare that were executed in urban settings were those such as intelligence activities, recruiting, sabotage, or subversion. Guerrilla warfare combat operations were done in urban environments only when absolutely necessary.
Author: U.S. Army
Publisher: Paladin Press
Release Date: 1996-12-01
From Vietnam and Laos to Central America and Africa, the U.S. Army Special Forces has won renown for its expertise in guerrilla warfare. Special Forces Handbook--a classic in the field--covers guerrilla tactics and missions, demolition techniques such as improvised incendiaries, air ops, weapons, communications, survival skills and more.
Author: H. Von Dach
Release Date: 2010-09-21
This is a legendary work by the famed Swiss expert on guerrilla warfare, Major H. von Dach. Survivalists have rediscovered this important study on resistance and underground operations, some making it the keystone of their libraries. Well-written and illustrated with easy-to-understand drawings, Total Resistance analyzes and overviews the techniques needed to overcome an invading force, formation of guerrilla units, weapons, food and medical considerations, ambushes, sabotage and much more.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-03-23
With fiercely detailed information and visuals provided by the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare is meant for experienced soldiers and novices alike. With this guide, you will be able to apply its material to understand and create initiators, igniters, and incendiary materials. The vast table of contents includes coverage on napalm, gelled gasoline, fire fudge, silver nitrate, concentrated sulfuric acid, fuse cords, delay mechanisms, and spontaneous combustion. Filled with special forces secrets, U.S. Guide to Unconventional Warfare is an invaluable tool for any provocateur-in-training and an invitation to look at how our special forces are fighting our enemies overseas.