If insurgents retain the means to enter a "cleared" area again, then counterguerilla
warfare is not decisive and hence remains a suboptimal solution.
Five years of counterinsurgency operations in Iraq have taught a generation of American Soldiers some of the best practices to use in counterguerilla
First published in France in 1961 as La Guerre Moderne, this work distills the counterguerilla
thinking of a French officer who had been involved in guerilla wars in Algeria and Vietnam.
He also believes that the United States "underwrote counterguerilla
military action in Colombia to protect an oil pipeline.