A discussion of the current doctrine that popular support is the key to successful insurgency and counterinsurgency movements. An alternative approach to the analysis of insurgency is presented. Its implications for U.S. attitudes toward the problem and for the design of operationally useful actions and programs in the counterinsurgency field are discussed.
Wolf, Charles, Jr., Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: New Myths and Old Realities. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1965. https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P3132-1.html.
Wolf, Charles, Jr., Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: New Myths and Old Realities, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, P-3132-1, 1965. As of September 08, 2021: https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P3132-1.html