A large part of current U.S. COIN doctrine (Counter-Insurgency) that was re-vamped and rolled out around 2006 to ground pounders in Iraq and A-Stan is based upon the lessons learned by the British during the Malayan Emergency. Think Tankers like David Kilcullen wrote extensively on it in books like The Accidental Guerilla and Out of the Mountains. It would do the Armed Citizen justice to study up on these TTP going forward for obvious reasons!
Additonal Worth While Reading:
The Savage Wars of Peace by Max Boot
Invisible Armies by Max Boot
(Please Note these books were written by the author before he became a spineless liberal).
Operation Protea was launched on 23 August 1981. Its objectives were to destroy the South-West Africa People’s Organisations (SWAPO) command and training center at Xangongo as well as to destroy its logistic bases at Xangongo and Ongiva. The South African forces reached Ongiva on 26 August 1981 and attacked the combined SWAPO/FAPLA forces dug in […]Operation Protea and Beyond… — Weapons and Warfare
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H.W. Brands is a decent and fair historian, the last book I read of his was Lone Star Nation about Texas Independence.
This book, The General Versus The President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War looks to be another good one for all you Cold War and Military/Political History buffs.
Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!