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05-16-2006, 07:46 PM
Periodically, the Small Wars Center of Excellence will notify users via email of updates to the website and upcoming sponsored events. Given the real-world sensitivity of much of the material posted to the website, portions are available only to registered users. For more information about access requirements, visit www.smallwars.quantico.usmc.mil/Secure/Disclaimer.asp.

New Articles of Interest:

Articles are posted alphabetically on http://www.smallwars.quantico.usmc.mil/search/journals.asp (http://www.smallwars.quantico.usmc.mil/search/journals.asp)

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Bolivarian Socialism, and Asymmetric Warfare by Max Manwaring
Insurgency: Modern Warfare Evolves into a Fourth Generation by Thomas Hammes
Countering Global Insurgency, A Strategy for the War on Terrorism by David Kilcullen
Humanitarian Intervention and the War in Iraq: Norms, Discourse and State Practice by Eric Heinze
How Marines are preparing for Hybrid Wars by Frank Hoffman
Draining the Swamp: The British Strategy of Population Control by Wade Markel

Manuals Now Available:

User authentication is required to access these manuals. (Found under Doctrine and Policy) http://www.smallwars.quantico.usmc.mil/search/doctrine_policy.asp

Che Guevara on Guerrilla Warfare (1961)
FM 6-06.11 Combined Arms Operations in Urban Terrain
FM 90-8 Counterguerrilla Operations
FMFRP 12-25 The Guerrilla and How to Fight Him
FM 31-21 Guerrilla Warfare and Special Forces Operations
FMFRP 12-18 Mao Tse-tung on Guerrilla Warfare

Additional Links of Interest: posted under applicable category under the Link button in left column menu:


MERLN – Military Education Research Library Network
The British Library

See the JUW Small Wars Seminar Briefs and Executive Summary on the Wargaming Division’s website:

http://www.wargaming.quantico.usmc.mil (http://www.wargaming.quantico.usmc.mil)

SSG Rock
06-12-2006, 06:46 PM
For those of you that are deep in UW for a historical perspective I have run across these in my readings, I have not read them myself so I can't vouch for them:

Minimanual of the Urban Guerilla by Carlos Marighella
WWII Guerilla Warfare in Russia and Poland
WWII The Art of Guerilla Warfare
Guerilla Warfare: In the Eyes of the Politician, the Conterinsurgent and the Guerilla by Stephen A. Antonelli III
WWII The Partisan Leader Handbook.

Steve Blair
06-12-2006, 06:53 PM
The Marighella book is somewhat dated, but it was of great interest to the terrorist groups of the 1970s and 1980s. I've actually got a copy of it floating around my bookshelves, and it's a good read.

06-29-2006, 04:30 AM
In Sri Lanka I find LTTE insurgents following the concepts of Carlos Marighella with remarkable results. For those interested in UW, I recommend a study of Marighella's Minimanual of the Urban Guerilla (available on the net) of his philosophy on urban guerilla warfare. Of course, some are dated concepts.