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The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare

The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare

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The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare©John M. GatesThe College of WoosterWooster, Ohio
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Chapter One--Writing the History of Controversial Events
PART I--THE PHILIPPINES
Chapter Two--Indians and "Insurrectos"
Chapter Three--The Pacification of the Philippines
Chapter Four--Progressives in Uniform
PART II--VIETNAM
Chapter Five--ThePhilippines and Vietnam
Chapter Six--Careerists in Uniform
Chapter Seven--Vietnam: The Debate Goes On
Chapter Eight--People's War in Vietnam
PART III--UNDERSTANDING IRREGULAR WARFARE
Chapter Nine--The Changing Face of Revolutionary Warfare
Chapter Ten--Understanding Terrorism
PART IV--MODERN WARFARE AND SELF-DECEPTION
Chapter Eleven--The Continuing Problem of Conceptual Confusion
Chapter Twelve--The Ultimate Deception
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
I am indebted to a number of people and institutions for the support that made the completion of this project possible. The creative thinking and work of Travis Vinters and Maria Domoto, both of the English faculty of Obirin College, gave impetus to the fellowship that funded a 1986 trip toJapan and provided the motivation for a series of lectures that helped me see the inherentconnections between many of the essays that form the core of this book. While in Japan the kindattention of Masa Adachi, also of the Obirin English faculty, helped to make my stay enjoyable andas trouble free as possible.Over the years, generous financial support from The College of Wooster and frequent sabbaticalleaves have enabled me to accumulate source material and provided the opportunity needed to putthat material in perspective. Also of value was a small research grant from the United States Army'sMilitary History Institute that allowed me to spend two weeks in 1989 at its library and archives inCarlisle, Pennsylvania.
 
A book bringing together many different projects done over a span of two decades has obviouslybeen influenced by a number of people, either directly or through their published work. The list,even if I could develop it accurately, would be far too long to include here. Many librarians,archivists, editors, authors, referees, colleagues, and friends have helped over the years--someanonymously and a few (unintentionally I am sure) by the motivational inspiration of what Iperceived to be their unconvincing but no less provocative conclusions. The courteous and efficientservice provided by the excellent staff at the archives of the US Military History Institute was sooutstanding, however, that it merits special recognition.Special recognition is also due to the following editors, publishers, and organizations for their kindpermission to allow me to use material published previously:
 Asian Studies
and its publisher, the Asian Center of the University of the Philippines, for "ThePhilippines and Vietnam: Another False Analogy," 10 (1972), 64-76 (see Chapter Five--ThePhilippines and Vietnam).Cambridge University Press for "Toward a History of Revolution,"
Comparative Studies in Societyand History
, 28 (1986), 535-544 (see Chapter Nine--The Changing Face of RevolutionaryWarfare).
 Military Review
, published by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, for "'LowIntensity Conflict' and 'Military Operations Short of War': The Humpty Dumpty Approach to theDevelopment of Doctrine," 68 (May 1988), 59-63 (see sections of Chapter Eleven--The ContinuingProblem of Conceptual Confusion).
Parameters: Journal of the U.S. Army War College
for "The Alleged Isolation of U.S. ArmyOfficers in the Late-19th Century," 10 (1980), 32-45 (see Chapter Four--Progressives in Uniform);"Indians and Insurrectos: The U.S. Army's Experience with Insurgency," 13 (1983), 59-68 (seeChapter Two--Indians and "Insurrectos"); and "Vietnam: The Debate Goes On," 14 (1984), 15-25(see Chapter Seven--Vietnam: The Debate Goes On).The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs for "The Future of War,"
 New Zealand  International Review
, 20 (May/June 1995), 2-5 (see sections of Chapter Twelve--The UltimateDeception).The Society for Military History for ""People's War in Vietnam,"
The Journal of Military History
,54 (1990), 325-344 (see Chapter Eight--People's War in Vietnam).The United States Air Force Academy for "The Pacification of the Philippines," in Joe E. Dixon,ed.,
The American Military in the Far East: Proceedings of the 9th Military History Symposium
,U.S. Air Force Academy (Washington: GPO, 1982), 79-91 & 261-264 (see Chapter Three--ThePacification of the Philippines).The VMI Foundation, Inc. for "American Military Leadership in the Vietnam War," in HenryBausum, ed.,
 Military Leadership and Command: The John Biggs Cincinnati Lectures, 1987 
(Lexington, VA: The VMI Foundation, Inc., 1987), 185-209 (see Chapter Six--Careerists inUniform).For the neophyte computer user, putting a book on the web is not an easy task, and this projectwould have been impossible were it not for the efforts of Phil Harriman, The College of Wooster'sDirector of Academic Computing, and three members of his staff: Ben Adair, Chris Olszewski, andKim Strollo. Were it not for their efforts, you would not be reading this.

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