The term militia is commonly used today to refer to a military force composed of ordinary citizens to provide defense, emergency law enforcement, or paramilitary service, in times of emergency without being paid a regular salary or committed to a fixed term of service.
Guerrilla warfare is the unconventional warfare and combat with which a small group of combatants use mobile tactics (ambushes, raids, etc.) to combat a larger and less mobile formal army. The guerrilla army uses ambush (draw enemy forces to terrain unsuited to them) and mobility (advantage and surprise) in attacking vulnerable targets in enemy territory.
With the combination of elements of both guerrilla and militia styled organisations, extremely effective, small groups of combatants have successfully taken on and beaten much larger armies.
The books in this category detail the strategies, organisation and specific techniques militias in history have used to conquer their enemies through the employment of guerrilla warfare tactics.
Guerrilla Warfare is a book by Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara that was written right after the Cuban Revolution and published in 1961. Guevara intended it to be a manual on guerrilla warfare, elaborating the foco theory (foquismo) for other revolutionary movements in Latin America, Africa and Asia, but the book was also studied by counter-revolutionary military schools.
This manual is one of a series that describes the contemporary Threat Force training used for U.S. Army Special Operations Forces units. Together, these manuals outline a generic threat force that can cover the entire spectrum of military capabilities against, which the Army Special Forces must train to ensure success in any future conflict.
A tactical manual for the revolutionary that was published by the Central Intelligence Agency and distributed to the Contras in Central America. The purpose of this book is to introduce the guerrilla student to the psychological operations techniques that will be of immediate and practical value to him in guerrilla warfare.
Learn all about militia warfare in this detailed how to guide. How to Start and Train a Militia Unit, takes a prospective militia leader from the initial planning process right through to completing missions. Covering details on the many tactical and strategic elements of operating a militia and no element is negated.
This reference publication is Mao Tse–Tung's thoughts and philosophy of guerrilla warfare. It gives the reader a chance to learn about this type of warfare from one who lived and fought as a guerrilla for most of his adult life. It is important to understand his philosophy of guerrilla warfare because it is the basis of today’s guerrilla forces.
The doctrine provides principles to guide the actions of US forces conducting counter-guerrilla operations. It provides a general overview of US counter-insurgency strategy and the impact that strategy has on counter guerrilla operations. It provides planning, training, and operational guidance for commanders and staffs conducting counter-guerrilla operations.