First, I wish to propose a definition or a precept of what insurgency is, and then, secondly, I would say something about the essential requirements of a meaningful response to it. My attention here is directed particularly toward the Communist-dominated or influenced insurgency, but some of what I say would apply to other forms as well.
Conley, Michael C.
"The Strategy of Communist-Directed Insurgency and the Conduct of Insurgency,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 22
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol22/iss5/10