Banners and Signs: The Use of Religious Symbolism in Combat Operations
Technical Report,25 Jun 2018,23 May 2019
US Army School of Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States
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This monograph examines how elements of information operations were used leading up to and during the Norman Conquest of England, in the history of the formation of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and expansion also brings elements of information operations into contemporary operations. In the current United States Army doctrine Field Manual 3-13, Information Operations, the lack of discussion of religious symbols used is a gap requiring further research and development. The implication from both campaigns is relevant to todays contemporary operating environments as the United States conducts combat missions against entities that use religion and religious symbols to incorporate legitimacy into actions.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics