DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
Hadquarters United States Marine Corps
Washington, DC 20380-0001
5 April 1989
Fleet Marine Force Reference Publication (FMFRP) 12-18, Mao Tse-tung
on Guerrilla Warfare, is published to ensure the retention and dissemi-
nation of useful information which is not intended to become doctrine
or to be published in Fleet Marine Force manuals. FMFRPs in the 12
Series are a special category of publications: reprints of historical wOrks
which were published commercially and are no longer in print.
This reference publication is Mao Tse-tung's thoughts and philosophy
of guerrilla warfare. It gives the reader a chance to learn about this type
of warfare from one who lived and fought as a guerrilla for most of
his adult life. It is important to understand his philosophy of guerrilla
warfare because it is the basis of today's guerrilla forces. The book was
translated and published with an introduction by Samuel B. Griffith,
Brigadier General, USMC (Ret.), in 1961.
Reviewed and approved this date.
BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS
M. P. SULLIVAN
Major General, U.S. Marine Corps
Deputy Commander for WarfightingMarine Corps Combat Development Command