Talk:Guerrilla warfare

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Removed AAA remarks[edit]

I just deleted a sentence which asserts that the AAA (Alianza Anticomunista Argentina) a group with government links born in 1974, supressed Montoneros and leftist ERP (Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo) guerrillas . The counter-terror of AAA was limited to selective assassinations of supporters and affiliated politicians, without facing these organizations in open combat, as the Army and other security forces did. The guerrilla in Argentina was actually defeated after the military dictatorship overthrew the constitutional government in 1976. DagosNavy 03:25, 8 February 2007

Charles due ghale[edit]

how is he a pionerr of a gurrila warfare

Anti-Soviet resistance during WW2[edit]

This article fails to mention that there were also anti-soviet resistance movements in eastern europe , and also in Chechnya during WW2.The whole reistance wasnt just against axist nations.Ukrainian insurgent army for example was pretty much active against soviet forces , but it also fought against axis.

George washington and the American revolution[edit]

I have thought consistently that George Washington and his later tactics in the American revolution were guerrilla tactics and should be added as an early example of such tactics, as he tried to avoid direct confrontation with the British army and tried to tire them out, while also gaining support from foreign nations such as France. The political unrest against the British could be considered as completion of the political wing of guerrilla warfare. Could we add this as an example?

Counter-guerrilla warfare[edit]

The section "Counter-guerrilla warfare" is one of the worst I have read on Wikipedia. Not all guerilla warfare involves an insurgency. For example one of the images shows soldiers of a Boer commando. The Boer War was between three sovereign states (two Boer republics) and the British Empire. Guerilla warfare may be a tactic employed by insurgents, but it can also be a tactic employed by a weaker recognised power (by definition an insurgency is conducted by rebels who are not recognised as a power). I suggest that the whole section on counter insurgency is replaced with a one paragraph summary to introduce the topic counter insurgency rather than the very large section currently in the article. Much more emphasis needs to be given to the the specific topic of guerilla warfare and the current format discuses just how weak this article is by going off on a tangent. -- PBS (talk) 09:43, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

At the moment 14,362 characters in this article relate to counter insurgency out of a total of 35,603. The section should be a summary of the Counter insurgency article with specific mention of any specific methods that have been developed to counter guerilla warfare. It probably does not need to be more than a paragraph long. -- PBS (talk) 16:44, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
I agree. The section "Classic guidelines" must be placed in the Robert Grainger Ker Thompson article. The section here should be a summary of the Counter insurgency article. Nikosgreencookie (talk) 00:26, 30 April 2013 (UTC)