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RHODESIAN EXPERIENCE

    This section deals with tactics, techniques, operations and lessons learned during the Rhodesian counter-insurgency conflict.

    Rhodesia, though geographically a Third world country, possessed an essentially western military establishment and organization based on the British model.

    Like many financially hard-pressed  Third world countries confronted by insurgents, The Rhodesian Security Forces as well as the Selous Scouts functioned under serve financial constraints that limited their access to late model, sophisticated "high tech" weapons and to large quantities of material.

    The Rhodesians' ability to overcome these constraints by embracing innovated strategies and tactics, including novel techniques in road security, combat tracking, reconnaissance, small unit tactics, special operations, and intelligence gathering, suggests that the successful prosecution of  a counter-insurgency conflict  need not entail a huge expenditure of vast amounts of  conventional weapons and equipment, while employing conventional war-fighting tactics to successfully wage an effective campaign.

    With that I assembled some of the high lights that I feel are relevant and related to the way the Selous Scouts operated and performed in this campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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