Accession Number:

ADA207335

Title:

United States Military Medicine's Role in Low-Intensity Conflict in Latin America

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Given the proposition that low-intensity conflict is our most likely form of military involvement in the Third World for the rest of the century, it is vital that we understand what it involves, the situation in our most likely area of involvement, and how we can use our forces in the different mission categories for a successful outcome. Military medicines role, both in the historical concept of counterinsurgency and in the contemporary low-intensity conflict mission categories, will be outlined. This will come mainly from a research of the literature and the authors experience in Latin America in the 1960s and 1980s. An answer to what is low-intensity conflict, where are we primarily involved, and how can military medicine be of assistance in this type of environment, will be attempted.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE