INSURGENCY AND COUNTERINSURGENCY IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Authors
  1. Charters, D.
  2. Tugwell, M.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
This is a study of trends in low-intensity conflict in Central America. The sources and causes of instability and conflict in the region and in the individual countries are examined in a historical context. The study then analyses the process of conflict in each country, looking both at insurgent organisations and methods and the nature of the government response. The impact and significance of external influence on each conflict is discussed. Regional trends, from both insurgent and counter-insurgent standpoints, are examined and analysed collectively. Significant findings include the development of a model of optimal conditions for revolutionary war, and the identification of a pattern of employment of an effective broad front strategy.
Report Number
EXTRA-MURALPAP-23 —
Date of publication
15 Jun 1983
Number of Pages
284
DSTKIM No
83-03735
CANDIS No
41346
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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