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


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=AD0651565


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
      Non-radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE