Accession Number:

ADA209766

Title:

Creation of a National Security Council Board for Low Intensity Conflict

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-27

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The Soviets changed the international environment when they announced their policies of Glasnost and Perestroika. Many American believe the proposed Soviet announcements of military cutbacks under this policy should be matched by proportional cutbacks in U.S. military forces. Unfortunately, the Soviet announcements of reducing tensions between the superpowers in the third world have not been matched by their actions. The Soviets continue to support wars of national liberation in the third world and will into the foreseeable future. Conflict in the third world will be inevitable between the U.S. needs to establish an appropriate national security strategy for low intensity conflicts LIC in the third world. The President was tasked by Congress to establish a board on the National Security Council NSC to create the LIC strategy. This Board has yet to be created as a functioning body. This article addresses the criticisms of U.S. LIC policies, proposes a way to establish that NSC Board for LIC and Special Operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE