Army Roles, Missions, and Doctrine in Low Intensity Conflict (ARMLIC). Preconflict Period
ARMY COMBAT DEVELOPMENTS COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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ARMLIC is the acronym for a five-part study on Army Roles, Missions, and Doctrine in Low Intensity Conflict. This document, on the preconflict period, covers the first two parts of ARMLIC through that period. The study was designed to identify the factors that lead to change in, or loss of control by, Government and to the establishment of a climate conducive to low intensity conflict to determine the appropriate roles and missions of the Army in such situations and to develop the operational, organizational, and materiel concepts and doctrinal principles to support those roles and missions. Findings are based on extensive research of literature pertinent to low intensity conflict and on indepth research on seven countries in which such conflict has occurred. Comparison and analysis of common factors in specific situations led to development of a system for recognizing and assessing preconflict situations. Conclusions and recommendations, derived from the total study effort, offer possible means for meeting the unique requirements and the challenge of low intensity conflict. Emphasis has been placed on the desirability and possibility of averting such conflict.
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