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Author Manwaring, Max G

Title Venezuela as an exporter of 4th generation warfare instability / Max G. Manwaring
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 46 pages)
Series Strategic Studies Institute monograph
SSI monograph
Contents Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian vision and how to achieve it -- Key components of the Chavez strategic-level asymmetric warfare -- The paramilitary operational model -- Implications and recommendations
Summary Almost no one seems to understand the Marxist-Leninist foundations of Hugo Chavez's political thought. It becomes evident, however, in the general vision of his "Bolivarian Revolution." The abbreviated concept is to destroy the old foreign-dominated (U.S. dominated) political and economic systems in the Americas, to take power, and to create a socialist, nationalistic, and "popular" (direct) democracy in Venezuela that would sooner or later extend throughout the Western Hemisphere. Despite the fact that the notion of the use of force (compulsion) is never completely separated from the Leninist concept of destroying any bourgeois opposition, Chavez's revolutionary vision will not be achieved through a conventional military war of maneuver and attrition, or a traditional insurgency. According to Lenin and Chavez, a "new society" will only be created by a gradual, systematic, compulsory application of agitation and propaganda (i.e., agit-prop). That long-term effort is aimed at exporting instability and generating public opinion in favor of a "revolution" and against the bourgeois system. Thus, the contemporary asymmetric revolutionary warfare challenge is rooted in the concept that the North American (U.S.) "Empire" and its bourgeois political friends in Latin America are not doing what is right for the people, and that the socialist Bolivarian philosophy and leadership will. This may not be a traditional national security problem for the United States and other targeted countries, and it may not be perceived to be as lethal as conventional conflict, but that does not diminish the cruel reality of compulsion
Notes "December 2012."
Title from title screen (viewed on December 21, 2012)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-46)
Subject Chávez Frías, Hugo -- Political and social views
Chávez Frías, Hugo.
Asymmetric warfare -- Venezuela
Paramilitary forces -- Venezuela
Political stability -- Venezuela
Propaganda -- Venezuela
Asymmetric warfare.
Diplomatic relations.
Military policy.
Paramilitary forces.
Political and social views.
Political stability.
Politics and government
Venezuela -- Foreign relations
Venezuela -- Military policy
Venezuela -- Politics and government
Form Electronic book
Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute
Other Titles Venezuela as an exporter of fourth generation warfare instability