Accession Number : ADA264394


Title :   The Role of the Operational Commander in Counterinsurgency


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Bushway, Patricia J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264394.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : In today's changing international environment, counterinsurgency in support of an ally or to encourage regional stability is an important mission for the US military. The operational commander will face the task of translating the strategic goals of that mission into the tactical actions that will accomplish those national goals. In preparing to conduct counterinsurgency operations, the operational commander must consider the cultural, military, and political aspects of the conflict. Two of the more successful operations that could provide guidance in the preparation are the experience of the British Army in Dhofar from 1965-1975, and the experience of the US military in El Salvador from 1975-1985. Both provide valuable examples of techniques and procedures that proved successful, and could be applied to future counterinsurgency operations.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *COUNTERINSURGENCY , *EL SALVADOR , STABILITY , ENVIRONMENTS , PREPARATION , MISSIONS , OPERATION , CONFLICT , GUIDANCE , INTERNATIONAL , ARMY


Subject Categories : Geography
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE