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Title: Modern Theorists III: Revolutionary War


1
Modern Theorists III Revolutionary War
  • 8801

Iraqi Freedom, Chapter 2
2
Modern Theorists Air - Strategic and Tactical
  • Points to remember
  • Geigers view of air power
  • Douhets theory
  • Non-strategic air proponents
  • Interwar and WWII applications of Douhets
    theories

3
Modern Theorists III Revolutionary War
  • Educational Objectives
  • Understand the theory and factors
  • Distinguish between revolutionary and
    conventional war
  • Comprehend the relationship between revolutionary
    war theory and guerrilla war.
  • Understand how a conventional force must adapt to
    a revolutionary war.

4
Definitions
  • Revolution
  • Coup detat
  • Guerrilla Warfare
  • Revolutionary War
  • Conventional War
  • Unconventional War
  • Low intensity conflict

5
Nature of Revolutionary Warfare
  • National liberation movement fighting against a
    colonial power.
  • Ethnic or religious struggle.
  • Struggle based on social and economic conditions.
  • Commando actions launched from a neighboring
    country requested by a leadership in exile.
  • Nonviolent political mobilization of the people
  • Legal/political action
  • Strikes
  • Agitation
  • Terrorism
  • Military operations

6
Background
  • Theorists
  • Dilemma
  • Post WWII Changes
  • Changing Interpretations
  • Examples

7
Revolutionary War Theorists
  • Marx Engels
  • Lenin
  • Mao
  • Guevara

8
Revolutionary War Theorists
  • Marx Engels
  • Economic struggle
  • Lenin urban worker
  • Marx
  • Clausewitz
  • Russia
  • Mao rural masses
  • Sun Tzu
  • Clausewitz
  • Third World

9
Revolutionary War Theorists
  • Marx Engels
  • Economic struggle

10
Revolutionary War Theorists
  • Lenin

11
Revolutionary War Theorists
  • Mao

12
Latest Interpretation
  • Che Guevara
  • Castro and the Cuban Revolution
  • The foco

13
Revolutionary War
  • The traditional theorists
  • Sun Tzu
  • Clausewitz
  • Jomini

14
Dilemma
  • Conventional forces
  • The enemy

15
Contexts
  • 19th Century Colonial Wars
  • Post WWII

16
19th Century Colonial Wars
  • Britain
  • France
  • The U.S.

17
Post WWII
  • Results of WWII
  • Decolonization
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Revolutionary warfare
  • Fall of China (1949)
  • Wars of national liberation

18
Revolutionary Warfare
  • French Armed Forces
  • Post Vietnam
  • guerre revolutionaries
  • A counter crusade
  • Psychological warfare
  • Social and economic action
  • Terror and torture

19
Revolutionary Warfare
  • British response
  • Integration of authority
  • Emphasis on police authority
  • Intelligence
  • Administrative measures
  • Negotiate

20
T.E. Lawrence
  • Arab revolt of 1916-19
  • Political objectives
  • Careful analysis
  • Strength versus weakness
  • Hit-and-run tactics
  • Detachment/secure base
  • Intel/Counter intel
  • Psychological warfare
  • Propaganda
  • Given mobility, security, time and sound doctrine
    the insurgent will win.

21
Historical Examples
  • US
  • Philippines Huks
  • Vietnam
  • USSR in Afghanistan

22
Issues for Consideration
  • Revolutionary Warfare v Coup detat
  • Conditions of Revolutionary Strategy
  • Theories
  • Revolutionary War and Guerrilla Warfare
  • Conventional v Revolutionary War
  • European Colonialism

23
Issues for Consideration
  • Comparing Revolutionary Warfare and Coup detat
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Unique element

24
Issues for Consideration
  • Revolutionary Strategy
  • Conditions
  • Grievances
  • Leadership
  • Action
  • Plan
  • Program
  • Key factors
  • Ideology
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Patience
  • Multi-levels

25
Issues for Consideration
  • Theories
  • Conflict with traditional theories?
  • Revolutionary War
  • Limited or unlimited?

26
Issues for Consideration
  • Revolutionary War and Guerrilla Warfare
  • Relationship
  • Necessity

27
Issues for Consideration
  • Conventional v Revolutionary War
  • Adaptation
  • Preparation

28
Issues for Consideration
  • European Colonialism
  • Experience
  • Changes
  • Post WWII different from
  • 19th Century
  • Early 20th Century

29
Modern Theorists III Revolutionary War
  • Points to remember
  • Difference between Lenin and Mao
  • Difference between
  • Revolutionary war and convention war
  • Revolutionary war versus coup detat
  • Revolutionary war

30
Summary
  • Revolutionary Warfare
  • Terms
  • Theories
  • Context
  • Adaptations

31
The 21st Century
  • Age of revolutionary war?
  • Insurgencies?
  • Counter-terrorism

32
Revolutionary Warfare
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom

33
Final Exam
  • E-mail
  • Dec 16 Thursday Final Exam
  • Dec 20 Monday Answer in e-mail
  • Bring in unopened exam in Jan05.
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