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Roger Trinquier

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In his view terrorists should be treated as soldiers, modwrne with the qualification that while they may attack civilian targets and wear no uniform, they also must be tortured for the very specific purpose of betraying their organization. Trinquier’s maquis contributed to the successful evacuation of the fortified airhead at Na Sanin Augustand the reoccupation of the Phong Saly and Sam Neua provinces.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Trinquier only stayed a few weeks in Congo before being thrown out by the United Nations.

He was critical of the traditional army’s inability to adapt to this new kind of warfare. He argued that it was immoral to treat terrorists as criminals, and to hold them criminally liable for their acts.

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He studied at a one-room village school in his home village untilwhen he entered the Guerrd Normale of Aix-en-Provence. Retrieved modernne ” https: The character of Trinqquier Boisfeuras in the novels The Centurions and The Praetorians by Jean Larteguy was according to Larteguy not based on anyone, but believed by many to be at least partially inspired by Trinquier and Paul Aussaresses. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the longer term the debate on the tactics used, particularly torture, would re-emerge in the French press for decades to come with the trial of Paul Aussaresses.


He arrived at Saigon in early and was assigned to Commando Ponchardier, a combined army and navy commando unit named after its commander Captain Pierre Ponchardier.

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Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: He took part, as second-in-command, in operations in Cambodia and on the Plain of Reeds in southern Vietnam. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

He then served as second-in-command to General Massucommander of the 10th Parachute Division, during the Battle of Algierswhere he was one of the leading figures behind the creation of the DPU Dispositif de Protection Urbain.

Guetre the battalion in combat in central Annam and the area around Saigon, he became aware of the inefficiency of the trinqquier launched by the French high command and proposed to General Pierre Boyer de Latour du Moulinthe commander of the French forces in southern Vietnam, a new approach to pacifying areas with strong Viet Moerne presence. In Marchhe handed over the command of the regiment to Louis Bonnigal and in July, took command of the El Milia sector in Constantine department.

Retrieved on 12 February Trinquier is a theorist on the style of warfare he called Modern Warfarean “interlocking system of actions — political, economic, psychological, military — which aims at the overthrow of the established authority in a country and its replacement by another regime.


See Chapter 4 of Modern Warfare. Returning from Congo, when staying in Athenshe learned of the failed Algiers putsch against de Gaulle, after which he asked to be retired from the reserve as well. Trinquier took over the command of the GCMA in early and directed the fighting behind Viet Minh lines, creating a maquis in the Tonkinese upper region and in Laos, totaling around 30, men. He was also a counter-insurgency theorist, mainly with his book Modern Warfare.


Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Algeria, — Archived from the original on April 13, This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Perhaps his most original contribution was his study and application of terrorism and torture as it related to this Modern Warfare. He then took command of a French outpost at Chi Ma on the Chinese border.

On 12 Decemberafter thirty airborne mderne and numerous ground operations, Trinquier and the battalion embarked on Pasteur, a French transport ship, and returned to France.

Trinquier became commander of B4, one of ugerre sub-units of the commando, recruited from the colonial infantry.

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In the short run these tactics resulted in a decisive victory in the Battle of Algiers. He was recalled to France in July and in December assigned to Nice and the staff of the general commanding that group of sub-divisions. Promoted to captain he commanded a company of the French military detachment there until 3 January under circumstance that had until become increasingly difficult during the Japanese invasion and occupation of large parts of China. He served in the French concessions in Chinafirst in Tianjinthen Beijing and finally Shanghai mmoderne Januarywhile stationed there he also learned Chinese.

These tactics included the use of small and mobile trinqujer teams, torture, the setting-up of self-defense forces recruited in the local population, and their forced relocation in camps, as well as psychological and educational operations. After some time with the 4th Senegalese Tirailleur Regiment at Toulon, he embarked on a ship bound for Indochina on 11 May