Accession Number:

AD1048108

Title:

Winning the War and Winning the Peace: Reconciling Occupation Law and the Small Wars Manual

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-12-22

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Small Wars Manual, first published in 1940, documents hard lessons learned from the Marine Corps involvement in small-scale conflicts during the first half of the twentieth century. Comprising the combined experience of a generation of Marine Corps leaders, the Small Wars Manual derives those lessons from Marine expeditions to places such as the Philippines, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. While many of the principles contained in the Small Wars Manual chapter on military government remain relevant to current and future stability operations, the manual must be updated to ensure that planners and commanders meet the requirements of international law.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE