GUERRILLA WARFARE Author:Che Guevara This is Che Guevara's handbook on guerrilla warfare - what it is, when to use it (and when not), and its tactics. Guevara's definition - "Guerrilla warfare is used by the side which is supported by the majority, but which possesses a much smaller number of arms." The guerrilla fighters must count on the support of the people. Otherwise they ... more »are no different than a bandit gang, and the government will eventually defeat them. These tactics were used in the Cuban revolution, the Vietnam war, and (Mao's) Chinese revolution. They aren't being used in Iraq.
This book is a combination of idealism, ruthlessness, and above all practicality. Example - Be absolutely inflexible in eliminating informers. But be reasonably flexible in your treatment of enemy soldiers who think they are performing a military duty. Example - Don't take prisoners. Either release or kill them. Example - Since your forces have limited weapons while the enemy has plenty, assume any source of constant and concentrated fire is the enemy, and attack it.« less