This book is based on the Fifth Annual Military History Symposium held at the Royal Military College of Canada on 30 and 31 March 1978. It explores the effects of factors such as politics, culture, and economics as well as military considerations for regular armies when dealing with insurgency.
1. Regular Armies and Insurgency 2. Regular Armies and Insurgency: the Case of Mexico 3. The Irish Insurgency, 1918—21: the Military Problem 4. The Malayan Emergency 5. The French Army and the Algerian War, 1954—62 6. America and Vietnam: the Failure of Strategy