", Robert Taber traveled to Cuba in the late 1950s as a CBS investigative journalist to cover the country’s burgeoning revolutionary movement. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. See search results for this author. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. War of the Flea's timeless analysis of the guerrilla fighter’s means and methods provides a fundamental resource for any reader seeking to understand this distinct form of warfare and the challenge it continues to present to today’s armed forces in the Philippines, Colombia, and elsewhere. Power-hierarchies everywhere can be rest assured that they need not resort to indiscriminate extermination in order to win an irregular war from when it has passed its first stage. “The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog’s disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with.” With these words, Robert Taber began a revolution in conventional military thought that has dramatically impacted the way armed conflicts have been fought since the book’s initial publication in 1965. Incredibly based read. Rosenau, James (ed. War of the Flea's timeless analysis of the guerrilla fighter's means and methods provides a fundamental resource for any reader seeking to understand this distinct form of warfare and the challenge it continues to present to today's armed forces in the Philippines, Colombia, and elsewhere. Explains why it is almost impossible to defeat a determined terrorist organisation - should be required reading for military tacticians, politicians and anyone else involved in or interested in this subject. I’m a fan of this kind of topic, but I wouldn’t suggest it as a fun read. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. War of the Flea: The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace 43:49. page 209 note 1. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Get this from a library! A must read for any member of the armed forces! $23.93. - Robert Taber, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 December 2013. Since guerrillas wage a war of harassment and can seldom be contained, it is merely falling into their trap to use large bodies of troops against them. The Combined Action Program: Vietnam Sep 2002 Robert Taber, author of The War of the Flea: A Study of Guerilla Warfare Theory and Practice, on LibraryThing LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site … 1972, The war of the flea : a study of querrilla warfare theory and practice / Robert Taber Paladin St. Albans, Herts Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2012. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. "The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog's disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with." With these words, Robert Taber began a revolution in conventional military thought that has dramatically impacted the way armed conflicts have been fought since the book's initial publication in 1965. If the war continues long enough—this is the theory—the dog succumbs to exhaustion and anemia without ever having found anything on which to close its jaws or to rake with its claws." War of the Flea The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare by Robert Taber Pt3 2 ... War of the Flea The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare by Robert Taber Pt11 END by Pigment Free Hero. "The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog's disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with." Explains why it is almost impossible to defeat a determined terrorist organisation - should be required reading for military tacticians, politicians and anyone else involved in or interested in this subject. I first read this book 30 years ago, and it is still as pertinent today as ever. 4 Robert Taber, War of the Flea: The C lass ic Study of Guerrilla Warfare (Brassey's, 2002), I OI. Explaining protracted war (the "long war") with guerrilla strategy Taber says "The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog’s dis-advantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiq-uitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with. COVID-19 Update. [Robert Taber; Bard E O'Neill] -- This text provides an analysis of the guerrilla fighter's means and methods. He became an eyewitness to history as he marched from the Sierra Maestra to Havana with the ragtag revolutionaries, led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, who forced Batista to flee the country.. Publication date 1970 Topics Guerrilla warfare, The Cecil B. and Laura G. Currey Archive of Military History Publisher New York : Citadel Press Taber reviews 20th century guerrilla warfare and its general success when popularly supported. Robert Taber, War of the Flea: The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare; Stathis N. Kalyvas, The Logic of Violence in Civil War; Gil Merom, How Democracies Lose Small Wars; Roger Trinquier, Modern Warfare: A French View of Counterinsurgency; Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962; C.E. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. Robert Taber traveled to Cuba in the late 1950s as a CBS investigative journalist to cover the country’s burgeoning revolutionary movement. 978-1-57488-555-2. Really interesting read, haven't finished it yet but the narration is quite thrilling as the author takes us through what it takes to be a fighter and how to think like a flea, giving perfect examples such as the Vietnam war and Cuba. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. He worked as a journalist in New York City, for the Queens Evening News and then for a wire service, the Standard News Association, before joining CBS News in 1950. Whether ideological, nationalistic, or religious, all guerrilla insurgencies use similar tactics to advance their cause. The war of the flea by Robert Taber, 2002, Brassey's edition, in English - 1st [Brassey's] ed. Whether ideological, nationalistic, or religious, all guerrilla insurgencies use similar tactics to advance their cause. War of the Flea The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare. A good historic look at the communist play book. by Taber, Robert. 6 T. Ryle Dwyer, Michael Collins: Man Who Won th e War (Mercier Pre ss, L imited, 2009), 26. $24.95. War of the flea the classic study of guerrilla warfare 1st [Brassey's] ed. "The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog's disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with." 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