Cover of The U S Army And Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual

The U S Army And Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual

Auhtor: David Petraeus

Language: english

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Review by Stephen M. Charme, April 2008


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Summary of the Book 'The U S Army And Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual':

U S Army U S Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual by David H Petraeus. This counterinsurgency field manual is designed to fill a gap within the doctrine of how the U.S. Military fights its wars. It has been 20 years since the Army published a field manual devoted exclusively to counterinsurgency operations. For the Marine Corps it has been 25 years. With U.S. Soldiers and Marines fighting insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq it is essential that they are given a manual that provides principles and guidelines for counterinsurgency operations. Such guidance must be grounded in historical studies. However it also must be informed by contemporary experiences. This is an important document that is now available for the layman and the student of military strategy in addition to the professional U.S. Soldier and Marine.

Excerpts from the Book 'The U S Army And Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual':


... TO ASSESS AND PLAN DURING PREPARATION: BE FLEXIBLE A-20. Commander's visualization is the mental process of developing situational understanding, ...
... B-3. Example ethnicity overlay Perception Assessment Matrix B-22. Perceptions influence how insurgents are targeted and engaged. Important ...
... of Civilian Persons in Time of War-becomes a prominent source of law during occupation. INTERNAL ARMED CONFLICT D-13. During COIN operations, ...
... require visibility of actions planned at all echelons to provide the most effective air and space support. Furthermore, COIN planning is often fluid ...
... and along which supplies and military forces move. (JP 1-02) line of operations (joint) 1. A logical line that connects actions on ...
... violence. Weaken the government. Intimidate the population. Kill government and opposition leaders. Fix and ...
... as the primary movements disintegrated and the remaining elements were cast adrift. Such disintegration is desirable it replaces a dangerous, ...
... have experienced a serious breakdown of order. 1-115. Legitimacy makes it easier for a state to carry out its key functions. These include the ...
... not as well as the civilian agencies with people trained in those skills. Further, military forces performing civilian tasks are not performing military ...
... COIN requires personnel to work in areas like economics, anthropology, and governance that may be outside their expertise. Therefore, integrating staffs ...
... and information actions. How do the insurgents use violence to increase their popular support and undermine counterinsurgents? Means ...
... combatant command databases of insurgent actions and personnel, as well as another database of all intelligence reporting. These should be accessible ...
... a less-than-perfect solution. As the experiment unfolds, interaction with the populace and insurgents reveals the validity of those assumptions, revealing ...
... supporters. Table 5-1. Considerations for developing the information operations LLO 5-25. Impartiality is a common theme for information ...
... the guidance. It may be difficult to identify targets when a COIN campaign begins. The focus during the decide activity should be on decisive points ...
... armed forces, the United States operates courses in Spanish. Contractor Support 6-19. In some cases, additional training support from ...
... and order). As the insurgency matured, the decision was made to develop a larger Iraqi Army and to focus it on the internal threat. A more robust ...
... all aspects of the operational environment. Leaders must consider not only the first- order, desired effects of a munition or action but also possible ...
... being cut off from bases and forward operating bases due to weather changes, enemy action, or civil protests. Such rapidly developing situations ...
... are ready to be greeted with either a handshake or a hand grenade while taking on missions only infrequently practiced until recently at our combat ...