Logistic Support for Low Intensity Conflict: an Air Force Perspective. CLIC Papers
ARMY-AIR FORCE CENTER FOR LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT LANGLEY AFB VA
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This document examines low intensity conflict logistics from a US Air force perspective as seen through the eyes of a Royal Air Force exchange officer. As such, it is based on the US Air Force doctrine discussed in Air Force Manual 1-1, Combat Support doctrine, which has been translated into English and applied to the low intensity conflict environment. The author accepts full credit for all translation errors and hopes the document will further Anglo American understanding. The paper is aimed at operational and logistics staff for all levels of command. Its purpose is to provoke thought on the doctrinal issues associated with providing logistic support during LIC. The paper briefly looks at the cause and effect of LIC using insurgency as a model. It examines some of the principles of logistics as applied in the LIC scenario and then outlines how the logistic support processes might be applied to resources. Finally, it touches on some issues that should be addressed when providing aid to allies in the LIC scenario.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics