Accession Number:

AD1023604

Title:

Forgeting Lessons Learned: The United States Army's Inability To Embrace Irregular Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Irregular Warfare is the most widespread form of warfare today. In fact, irregular warfare has been the most prevalent form of warfare in history. Despite its prevalence, the US Army has a history of neglecting its irregular warfare and counterinsurgency doctrine in favor of focusing on conventional warfare. The tendency of under developing relevant doctrine and training for irregular warfare has left the United States Army unprepared to develop effective strategy and perform to its ability in some conflicts.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE