n Journal for Contemporary History - The forward defence strategy of the South African Defence Force (SADF), 1978-1989
|Article Title||The forward defence strategy of the South African Defence Force (SADF), 1978-1989|
|© Publisher:||University of the Free State|
|Journal||Journal for Contemporary History|
|Publication Date||Dec 2006|
|Pages||23 - 41|
In 1960, the political clash of wills between the South African government and insurgent movements such as the African National Congress (ANC) and the Pan African Congress (PAC) culminated in war. This war would entail a classical example of revolutionary warfare in which the insurgents strove to undermine the different power bases of the state to mobilise the international community and the population against the government.
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