Practical Guerrilla Warfare by R. J. Godlewski Book PDF Summary
This book represents the inaugural volume of the INTEGRATED TACTICAL WARFARE series produced by R.J. Godlewski to teach certain aspects of asymmetrical or fourth-generation warfare to military and security professionals. This series represents the personal views and beliefs of the author and do not necessarily represent the policies of any organization or business affiliated with the author. Nor do any books contained within this series necessarily advocate war or the damage and destruction of property and harming innocent human lives. 'This text exists because all other discussions on guerrilla warfare concentrate on one of three approaches: the historical, the glorifiable, and the descriptive. The first illuminates the broad history of guerrilla warfare within human civilization and, perhaps because of this, most books on the subject remain such historical treatises. The second offering turns renegades and murderers into popular heroes as much as Reconstruction turned Jesse James and Prohibition turned Al Capone into legends. The final group represents those books that possess more photographs and illustrations on "how-to" wage guerrilla warfare than honest discussion of its existence. There is nothing inherently wrong with this latter offering, rather that governments and other organizations that actively supported irregular warfare in one manner or another prepared most of these books. In other words, bureaucracies produced books on fighting bureaucracies (tyrannical or otherwise).'