Accession Number : AD0651565
Title : GUERRILLA COMMUNICATIONS
Descriptive Note : Research mono.
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Whaley, Barton
Report Date : Mar 1967
Pagination or Media Count : 247
Abstract : A study of the communications technology of guerrillas based on published works only: general studies, case studies, and memoirs. Eight case studies are given intensive treatment. Demonstrates that the initial low level of communications technology (mainly couriers, some telephone, seldom radio) inherited from their clandestine underground phase imposes a major and rarely overcome constraint on ability in guerrilla phase to mount other than set-piece operations. Concludes that development of guerrillas to advanced levels of operations is practically (not theoretically) inhibited by failure of guerrillas to stockpile communications equipment and train operators in anticipation of next planned stage of operation. Points out consequent vulnerability of guerrillas to counter-communication warfare.
Descriptors : *GUERRILLA WARFARE , *SECURE COMMUNICATIONS , ALGERIA , CHINA , COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT , COMMUNISTS , CUBA , HISTORY , MALAYA , MILITARY STRATEGY , MILITARY TACTICS , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , USSR , VIETNAM , YUGOSLAVIA
Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE