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teen Development of rural guerrilla warfare

This chapter deals with the way current and future developments, particularly technological ones, are

likely to affect rural guerrilla warfare. The technological trends and developments were discussed in

Part II (Chapters 3 to 8), and their effect on urban terrorism will be assessed in Chapter 17, in the

light of urban political and tactical factors in Chapters 15 and 16. Where the effects on rural and

urban terrorism are relatively similar (e.g. in certain weapons, access and perimeter protection and

search techniques) these will be deferred to Chapter 17 with only a brief reference ahead in this chapter

as it is better to go into detail only once, in the light of both rural and urban factors. This chapter

will therefore attempt only to highlight the effects peculiar to rural conflict, on both terrorist and

security force tactics and techniques.