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Book review: ‘Invisible Armies,’ a history of guerrilla warfare, by Max Boot

I first encountered the concept of guerrilla warfare back in 1964. Friends of my parents had dropped over for coffee. Pleasant banter quickly turned ugly when the subject of Vietnam arose.<p>No one seemed to understand why such a small problem was vexing mighty America. Someone questioned why the …

Senate Republicans Opt for Guerrilla Warfare in Postnuclear Era

For years, Republicans have warned that if majority leader Harry Reid were to use the so-called nuclear option by curtailing the use of filibusters …

Guerrilla Warfare at the Supreme Court

Is there a guerrilla war under way against the death penalty? Justice Samuel Alito proposed the idea Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral …

Judiciary

Colombia, FARC Guerrillas to Form Truth Commission

Panel to gather testimony from victims and witnesses after a peace accord is signed<p>BOGOTÁ, Colombia—President Juan Manuel Santos’s government and Marxist guerrillas said Thursday they will form a truth commission to investigate and establish responsibility for atrocities that took place in a half …

South America

10 Militias That Waged Guerrilla Warfare In The Civil War

Three types of militias were formed at the beginning of the Civil War—partisan rangers, guerrillas, and bushwhackers. Partisan rangers were …

Communists form guerrilla group in Lebanon to fight back against ISIS

Lebanese Communist Party members are taking up the fight against Islamic State and al-Nusra Front in the regions of the country affected by unrest in …

Here's how Kurdish guerrilla forces are using dirty tricks against ISIS

In this case the bullet meets the bone in Syria as Kurdish Forces are successfully deploying unconventional-warfare tactics against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).<p>Kurdish forces have developed and deployed covert guerrilla warfighters against ISIS. Such as the recently reported 45 ISIS …

Poland's Would-Be Guerrillas

His office sits in a notable location: the PAST office block, one of Warsaw's few pre-war skyscrapers. During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, fighters from Poland's Home Army, the largest partisan force in Europe, battled for 18 bloody days to seize the building from German troops, and held on until the …

Iraqi commanders: We're outmatched by ISIS guerrilla warfare

The sprawling refinery complex near the town of Baiji north of Baghdad has changed hands several times over many months of fighting, one of the main fronts in Iraq's bid to recapture the third of its territory held by the Sunni Muslim insurgents.<p>The Iraqi government has had mixed fortunes since a …

Arma 3's latest community guide explores guerrilla warfare tactics

The latest episode of Bohemia Interactive's Community Guide video series for <i>Arma 3</i> breaks down guerrilla warfare, a set of tactics that will greatly benefit players in the game's single-player campaign, according to community member Andrew Gluck.<p>Gluck, also known as "Dslyecxi," is from the …

Convicted killer fresh from prison allegedly beats his mom to death

Steven Pratt's second chance at life lasted all of two days. That is the span between the time the convicted murderer from Atlantic City was released …

State to make recommendations on juvenile justice reforms

Justice

As US juvenile justice improves, West Virginia still funnels kids from schools to prisons

The United States has been rethinking its juvenile justice system since the late 1990s. As a result, the national youth incarceration rate has dropped dramatically in almost every state over the last 15 years — except in West Virginia.<p>While the US has cut its juvenile incarceration rate by half, …

2 teens arrested in case of missing Oklahoma girl

<b>OKLAHOMA CITY -</b> Oklahoma City police have arrested two people in the case of a missing 16-year-old Piedmont girl.<p>Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said Monday …

In Latest Reform, Kentucky Softens Approach to Juvenile Offenders

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) today plans to sign into law a package of reforms to the state’s juvenile justice program on Friday, the latest step …