Accession Number : ADA310713

Title :   Department of the Army Field Manual. Operations Against Irregular Forces.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA310713

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : This manual provides guidance to the commanders and staffs of combined arms forces which have a primary mission of eliminating irregular forces. The text discusses the nature of irregular forces comprised of organized guerrilla units and underground elements, and their supporters; and the organization, training, tactics, techniques, and procedures to be employed by a combined arms force, normally in conjunction with civil agencies, to destroy large, well-organized irregular forces in active or cold war situations. These operations may be required in situations wherein an irregular force either constitutes the only enemy, or threatens rear areas of regular military forces which are conducting conventional operations. The material contained herein is applicable to both nuclear and nonnuclear warfare

Descriptors :   *CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, *ARMY OPERATIONS, COLD WAR, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY TACTICS, MANUALS, FIELD ARMY, GUERRILLA WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE