Posted on Apr 28, 2020
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I'm using the lockdown to get through ILE CC-DL. I knocked out phase 1 in a few days (it took much longer to grade than to actually complete. I will be registered and up and running on phase 2 in a few days since they are now registering students weekly. Phase 2 looks like it is much longer than phase 1. What is the level of work? Is it academically harder? What about phase 3? Any insight that anyone can give me on the course load?
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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I highly suggest that you take an elective on Insurgency. There will be discussion on why insurgencies occur and how various counterinsurgencies were fought. Mao Tse Tung was an insurgency rock star as he enumerated steps to pull off a successful revolution.

He essentially said:
1. Revolutions are started by elites in society.
2. A cadre of close followers will be created.
3. The cadre will recruit people.
4. The insurgents will provide an alternative government to support the people.
5. The insurgents will use asymmetric attacks because they lack the numbers.
6. Grow a peer sized army to fight governmental forces.

We did this in our War of Independence. The North Vietnamese used this methodology against us.

It was a quite interesting course. The discussions included how the British used superior intelligence to kill IRA leaders. In Peru there was a very vicious communist insurgent group called the Shining Path. The government armed the villagers to fight the insurgents, then the military would come in and finish killing the insurgents.
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MAJ(P) Eugene Chu
MAJ(P) Eugene Chu
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FMFRP 12-18 from US Marines is "On Guerilla Warfare". As for ILE-CC...

Not sure if you can take electives in today's version of phase 2 for ILE CC-DL. During my classroom variation time, essays had mandatory subjects instead of choices.
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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MAJ(P) Eugene Chu - I took an elective on various insurgencies. It was quite eye opening.
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How has the DL treated you thus far?
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It’s graduate level work. I did phase 2 on drill weekends, once a month, and spent 20-30 hours a month reading etc. Phase 3 was much easier than 2.
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