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Chasing ghosts; unconventional warfare in American history.


Chasing ghosts; unconventional warfare in American history.

Tierney, John J.

Potomac Books, Inc.


289 pages




Equating unconventional warfare with irregular, guerrilla, partisan, low-intensity, "people's" and revolutionary wars, Tierney (internal relations, Institute of World Politics) examines conflicts that involved Americans as prime combatants before the current war in Iraq. He discusses the Revolutionary War, guerilla fighting in the American Civil War, the Philippine Insurrection, US occupations of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Nicaragua, and other conflicts, concluding from his many examples that conventional military services repeatedly ignore the lessons learned from unconventional warfare.

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