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Military strategy in the Indonesian Revolution: Nasution's 'Total People's war' in theory and practice
War & Society (2001)
  • Robert Cribb, The Australian National University
Abstract

Analyses the guerrilla strategy of General A.H. Nasution, architect of Indonesia's guerrilla resistance to the Dutch in the late 1940s and finds that his strategy, unlike that of Mao or Giap, involved keeping the mass of the poeple at arm's length from the guerrilla army.

Keywords
  • Nasution,
  • A.H. Nasution,
  • Abdul Haris Nasution,
  • Indonesian Revolution,
  • guerilla,
  • guerrilla,
  • gerilya,
  • perang rakyat semesta,
  • Fundamentals of Guerrilla War,
  • military strategy,
  • people's war,
  • Vo Nguyen Giap,
  • Giap,
  • Penders,
  • Sundhaussen,
  • Sekitar Perang Kemerdekaan Indonesia,
  • 17 October Affair,
  • Indonesia,
  • Middle Way,
  • war of independence,
  • revolution,
  • professionalism,
  • KMA,
  • Bandung,
  • Liddell Hart,
  • Clausewitz,
  • Sukarno,
  • Hatta,
  • Siliwangi,
  • West Java,
  • Siliwangi Division,
  • Dutch,
  • lasykar,
  • Amir Syarifuddin,
  • diplomasi,
  • perjuangan,
  • Batavia,
  • Jakarta,
  • Bogor,
  • Cirebon,
  • Garut,
  • kantong,
  • KNIL,
  • scorched earth,
  • sabotage,
  • Renville,
  • Wehrkreis,
  • Wehrkreise,
  • hierarchy,
  • military,
  • army,
  • TNI,
  • Tentara Nasional Indonesia,
  • revolusi,
  • Sutan Akbar,
  • Mao Zedong,
  • fatigue,
  • blockade,
  • Renville,
  • KRU,
  • Wingate,
  • Chindits,
  • Burma,
  • opium,
  • Second Police Action,
  • First Police Action,
  • Vietnam,
  • lurah,
  • village,
  • Sudirman
Disciplines
Publication Date
October, 2001
Citation Information
Robert Cribb. "Military strategy in the Indonesian Revolution: Nasution's 'Total People's war' in theory and practice" War & Society Vol. 19 Iss. 2 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_cribb/14/