Accession Number:

ADA137260

Title:

Low Intensity Conflict. Volume 1. Main Report.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 3 Nov 82-27 Jul 83.

Corporate Author:

KUPPERMAN (ROBERT H) AND ASSOCIATES INC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The Army is faced with a dilemma. The conflict least likely to occur--conventional superpower hostilities in Europe--dominate Army thinking, training and resource allocation but the hostilities most likely to occur--low intensity conflict LIC--is an area which the Army needs to be better prepared to meet. The study defines low intensity conflict and proposes Army roles. Three scenarios are used to highlight the problems of the future Army with respect to doctrine, organizations and tactics. The key issues raised revolve around developing doctrine, organizations, training, tactics, and equipment for LIC operations. The study recommends that the Army devote a significant portion of its resources to developing a new combat organization especially tailored to be effective in the low intensity environment. The study points out that the Army must overcome major internal and external barriers. The public must recognize and support the Armys committment to evolutionary change and a pilot program be started for the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE