Low Intensity Conflict Doctrine - Capstone or Milestone.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In the post-Vietnam era, Army planners and doctrine developers were almost exclusively involved in actions taken to correct actual or perceived shortcomings in our ability to counter Soviet threats to NATO objectives . For several years, the primary thrust of Army training and force modernization was the Airland Battle in Western Europe. At the same time, and with increasing frequency, the United States was also facing threats to its national interest in the form of insurgency warfare and terrorist activities. As a result, the subject of low intensity conflict has received renewed emphasis. Army doctrine for low intensity conflict is contained in Field Circular 100-20. The purpose of this study is to examine current Army doctrine on low intensity conflict. The assessment will include a review of definitions, nature of an insurgency, U.S. response to insurgencies, and training requirements to determine if FC 100-20 is a useful guide for infantry commanders.
- Unconventional Warfare