Accession Number : AD1023595

Title :   Listening to Historys Rhyme:Preparing the United States Army for Future Irregular Warfare

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Robison,Travis E

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The United States Army will likely be called upon to fight another irregular war much sooner than many leaders care to admit. Limited resources and personnel mean the Army must ensure it can fight conventional and irregular adversaries equally well from the outset of any operation. This paper argues that general-purpose Army forces have an important role in future irregular warfare, regardless of any contrary political or institutional desires. It discusses strategic inconsistencies affecting the Army's role in future irregular warfare and ability to prepare for these conflicts.

Descriptors :   military forces united states , army personnel , contingency operations (military) , unconventional warfare , united states africa command , globalization , national security , national politics , terrorists , counterinsurgency , military force levels

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE