Accession Number : ADA519630


Title :   Searching for Stability: The U.S. Development of Constabulary Forces in Latin America and the Philippines


Descriptive Note : Occasional paper no. 30


Corporate Author : ARMY COMBINED ARMS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Millett, Richard L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a519630.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 152


Abstract : There is remarkably little literature available on American efforts to create and train security forces in other nations. Only a few studies focusing on specific cases are available, many published by the US Army. The topic is included but rarely emphasized in studies of American interventions. There is no broad-based study examining the American experience in several different nations and no literature, at least in English, comparing the American military experience with that of other nations such as the United Kingdom, France, or the Soviet Union. Hopefully, this volume will begin to fill in some of these gaps and will inspire others to examine the prospects and pitfalls of such projects and the limits of influence that constrain all such efforts. Prior to 1898, the United States had little experience in creating military or police forces in other nations. In addition, we had virtually no experience with constabulary-type forces of our own, in part because posse comitatus seemed to forbid this combination of military and internal police functions. The closest parallel may have been the creation of various units among the Native Americans such as Apache Scouts and Reservation Police. In the last third of the nineteenth century, Reservation Police were a major project of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in part because of pressures to replace the military in policing reservations. The squads received very little training from the Army or from anyone else.


Descriptors :   *HISTORY , *PHILIPPINES , *LATIN AMERICA , *POLICE , *SECURITY PERSONNEL , *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *TRAINING , DOCUMENTS , LAW ENFORCEMENT , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , AMERICAN INDIANS , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


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