Accession Number : ADA137260

Title :   Low Intensity Conflict. Volume 1. Main Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Nov 82-27 Jul 83.


PDF Url : ADA137260

Report Date : 30 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The Army is faced with a dilemma. The conflict least likely to occur--conventional superpower hostilities in Europe--dominate Army thinking, training and resource allocation; but the hostilities most likely to occur--low intensity conflict (LIC)--is an area which the Army needs to be better prepared to meet. The study defines low intensity conflict and proposes Army roles. Three scenarios are used to highlight the problems of the future Army with respect to doctrine, organizations and tactics. The key issues raised revolve around developing doctrine, organizations, training, tactics, and equipment for LIC operations. The study recommends that the Army devote a significant portion of its resources to developing a new combat organization especially tailored to be effective in the low intensity environment. The study points out that the Army must overcome major internal and external barriers. The public must recognize and support the Army's committment to evolutionary change and a pilot program be started for the future.

Descriptors :   *Unconventional warfare, *Limited warfare, Military doctrine, Doctrine, Land warfare, Guerrilla warfare, Terrorism, Scenarios, Military organizations, Operational effectiveness, Army operations, Psychological warfare, Military tactics, Military strategy, Army training, Army equipment, Missions

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE