By United States Marine Corps.

ISBN-10: 1410224821

ISBN-13: 9781410224828

This impressive handbook is likely one of the sturdy and popular mainstays of army knowledge. inspite of the hot pondering that incorporates ''Shock and Awe,'' this 1940 guide used to be despatched to Iraq as a wanted reference. For fanatics of the military, Marines, and fans of the conflict on Terrorism, this can be a wanted booklet.

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Locality which may bring objectionable. repercussions in another upon receipt of this information, it is ~1’ell to be prepared to expect the SWM 1-14 PSYCHOLOGY speedy transmission of that knowledge even in spite of every effort to keep it localized or confidential. The same means might be considered for use by intelligence units in disseminating propaganda and favorable publicity. j. Often natives refuse to give any information and the uninitiated might immediately presume that they are members of the hostile.

In regular warfare, clear cut ordera are given, or may be expected, defining situations, missions, objectives, instructions, and the like, in more or less detail; in small wars, the initial orders may be fragmentary and lack much of the ordinary detail. However unfortunate this may be, or how difficult it may make the task, this is probably the normal situation upon landing. In order to be prepared to overcome the usual psychological reaction resulting from such uncertainty, studies and instructions in small wars should be accompanied by practice in the issuance of orders.

A. Irregular troops may disregard, in part or entire] y? International IAIW and the Rides of I~and Comrnnnders in the field Warfare in their concluct of hostilities. must be prepared to protect themsel~-es agninst practices and methods of combat, not swnct ionecl by the Rules of lTTar. b. Frequently irreguhws kill and rob peaceful citizens in order to obtain supplies which are then secreted in remote strongholds. Seizure or destruction of such sources of supply is an important factor SWM 1-8 STRATEGY in reducing their means of resistance, Such methods of operation must be.

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