Accession Number:

AD1048068

Title:

Command and Irregular Indigenous Combat Forces in the Middle East and Africa: A Historical Perspective on a Current Reality

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

From the beginning of European involvement in Africa and the Middle East to the present, working with indigenous irregular forces has been, and remains, an integral part of engagement in these regions. This article examines one aspect of this relationship the command pathways that allowed these relationships to function. By comparing the command pathways of cases in Palestine Mandate and the Horn of Africa during the Second World War, the author explores the structures that led to success and shows the importance of such cooperation. He then applies the lessons gained to suggest a way forward for contemporary operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE