Accession Number : ADA255151

Title :   Role of Security Forces in Counterinsurgency.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 1 Aug 91-5 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Sabharwal, Mukesh

Report Date : 05 JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : The thesis presents case studies representing distinct geographical areas, varying from rural to urban warfare, differing in conflict duration and political motivation of insurgents. The four cases discuss the counterinsurgent response to the Tupamaros in Uruguay, FLN in Algeria, IRA in Northern Ireland, and the Viet Cong in Vietnam. The author has analyzed seven salient issues concerned with the role of security forces in counterinsurgency: contribution of security force operations towards national strategy of counterinsurgency and LIC; timing of employment of security forces and the nature of response; type of forces suitable for counterinsurgency operations; civic action and the security forces role in it; elimination of external support, especially from adjacent states; efficacy of employing security forces in combatting insurgency in another country; effect of national and international public opinion on actions of security forces. Counterinsurgency, insurgency, Tupamaros, FLN, IRA, Viet Cong Security Forces.

Descriptors :   *CASE STUDIES, *COUNTERINSURGENCY, *INSURGENCY, ALGERIA, CIVIC ACTION, CONFLICT, INTERNATIONAL, IRELAND, MOTIVATION, OPERATION, PUBLIC OPINION, RESPONSE, SECURITY, STRATEGY, THESES, URBAN WARFARE, URUGUAY, VIETNAM, WARFARE, LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT, GEOGRAPHY, INSURGENCY, COUNTERINSURGENCY.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
      Information Science
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE