Communist Guerillas Case Study

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15. Strategy Five – Separating Communist Guerillas from the General Population. The CG’s had gained support from the Chinese squatters who lived near the jungle areas and manipulated the children to help them by gathering and supplying information and acting as couriers. This network was known as the Min Yuen and was a valuable asset to the guerillas. A strategy to isolate the squatters from the Min Yuen and the CG’s was essential to restrict the CG ability to operate, remove food sources and to weaken the resolve of the CG’s by removing their support base.

a. The British objective was to isolate the people from the CG’s and reduce the support the CG’s received so they could not challenge the government. Over time, this very direct approach
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