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Operations, Jungle

Jungle terrain covers almost 10% of the earth’s surface, including large areas of Central and South America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. This kind of environment has traditionally been considered a mysterious and hostile environment for human life. Some groups have learned to live and fight in this terrain, including the Ticuna and Yanomani tribes. A classical field manual titled Jungle Warfare, published in 1942, points out that the jungle fighter has two enemies: man and nature, with the last being particularly important due to the prevalence of wild animals, insects, and diseases including malaria, yellow fever, and dysentery in these areas. At the same time, jungle characteristics such as sudden climate changes, heavy rains, dense vegetation, uncountable rivers and puddles, and rough terrain make these ...

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