Accession Number : ADA193323

Title :   Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: American Military Dilemmas and Doctrinal Proposals.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIRPOWER RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Drew, Dennis M

PDF Url : ADA193323

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This paper addresses the difficult problems presented to the US military establishment by so-called low-intensity conflict. The author's objective is to develop counterinsurgency doctrinal concepts. The author provides a foundation for the concepts by analyzing insurgent warfare with particular emphasis on the fundamental differences between insurgencies an conventional European-style warfare. From this analysis, the author develops and describes both the fundamental and operational dilemmas the United States faces when attempting to engage in counterinsurgency. Finally, the author draws upon the entire study to present the four basic elements, and their corollaries, of a counterinsurgency doctrine and resulting force structure implications.

Descriptors :   *COUNTERINSURGENCY, *INSURGENCY, CONFLICT, DOCTRINE, LOW INTENSITY, WARFARE, MILITARY DOCTRINE, LIMITED WARFARE

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE