For two decades political and military leaders have been debating the various aspects of intervention by external powers in wars of "national liberation" in underdeveloped nations. Ex-colonial powers, such as France and Britain, have been successful only in delaying nationalist revolutions in their former colonies. Moscow and Peking are ever vigilant, hoping to realize political gain from such conflicts.
Gallagher, Harold D.
"Combat Support in Wars of National Liberation,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 25
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol25/iss7/2