Accession Number : ADA192580

Title :   War Termination in a Low-Intensity Conflict.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Paul, Jr

PDF Url : ADA192580

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This paper examines low intensity conflict (LIC) and the crucial aspect of their termination. The purpose for this indepth look at LIC termination is: first, because of the frequency of these conflicts since World War II and the prediction that they will continue to be the most likely type of war in the future; second, because of the Korean, Vietnam, and wars where the conflict continued well after military involvement should have ended; and third, because the subject has received little attention from military, political, and academic thinkers and writers. The paper begins with a LIC definition and a socio-historical explanation for the barriers to LIC termination. Next government policy and legislation are examined that have restricted military use and attempted to direct disengagement once they are employed. Next, LIC termination criteria at the national level is presented which incorporates the Weinberger Doctrine conditions and War Powers Resolution intent.

Descriptors :   *LIMITED WARFARE, *COUNTERINSURGENCY, CONFLICT, DOCTRINE, LEGISLATION, LIMITATIONS, LOW INTENSITY, POLICIES, VIETNAM, WARFARE, KOREA, MILITARY OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE