Accession Number:

ADA255151

Title:

Role of Security Forces in Counterinsurgency

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Aug 1991,05 Jun 1992

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH

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Report Date:

1992-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

The thesis presents case studies representing distinct geographical areas, varying from rural to urban warfare, differing in conflict duration and political motivation of insurgents. The four cases discuss the counterinsurgent response to the Tupamaros in Uruguay, FLN in Algeria, IRA in Northern Ireland, and the Viet Cong in Vietnam. The author has analyzed seven salient issues concerned with the role of security forces in counterinsurgency contribution of security force operations towards national strategy of counterinsurgency and LIC timing of employment of security forces and the nature of response type of forces suitable for counterinsurgency operations civic action and the security forces role in it elimination of external support, especially from adjacent states efficacy of employing security forces in combatting insurgency in another country effect of national and international public opinion on actions of security forces. Counterinsurgency, insurgency, Tupamaros, FLN, IRA, Viet Cong Security Forces.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE