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By Edward E. Rice

Many of the armed conflicts due to the fact international struggle II were neither traditional nor nuclear, yet wars of a 3rd style, frequently fought within the 3rd global and depending seriously, even though no longer completely, on guerrilla battle. Edward E. Rice examines a few conflicts of this type, beginning with the yankee Revolution, yet targeting the chinese language Civil struggle, the Huk uprising within the Philippines, the wars in Algeria and in Vietnam, and the repeated conflicts in Latin the USA. He explores the starting place, association, and motivation of wars of the 3rd variety, their rural and well known nature, the conversion of guerrilla armies to general armies, and conceptual ways to counterinsurgency. Rice concludes with an research of the perils of those wars for the good powers.

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It too lasted seven years; it cost Napoleon half a million men he could ill afford to lose; and it introduced into English the Spanish word guerrilla. In the latter part of 1899 General Elwell S. Otis was telling American correspondents in Manila that the conflict we call the Philippine Insurrection was over; actually, its guerrilla phase had just begun and would last for upward of five years. In December 1946 Chiang Kai-shek expressed to General George C. Marshall his confidence that he could exterminate the forces of the Chinese Communists in a matter of months; less than three years later, all mainland China was in their hands.

ISBN 0-520-07195-6 1. Developing countriesHistory, Military. 2. Guerrilla warfareHistory. 3. World politics. I. Title. 48-1984. Page v Contents Introduction11 Recurrence and Radicalization in Wars of the Third Kind182 The Rural and Popular Nature of Wars of the Third Kind523 Organization and Motivation604 The Conversion of Guerrilla Forces into Regular Armies795 Conceptual Approaches to Counterinsurgency906 The Perils for the Powers of Small Wars1187 Reflections150Notes157Index175 Page vi If you would have peace, deal justly.

General Hurley had been sent to China with the missions of harmonizing relations between Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and General Joseph W. S. forces in China, and of bringing about the unification of the military forces of China in the interests of the war against Japan. The Chinese quickly convinced Hurley that Stilwell had to go, and he was replaced by General Albert C. Wedemeyer, whom Chiang found much more amenable. Nominally, Chinese communist forces had been a part of the government's military establishment since 1937they had been given government unit designations and their commander in chief had accepted a government appointment.

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