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Small Wars Manual
     

Small Wars Manual

by United States Marine Corps
 

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Before there was such a term as “low-intensity conflict,” the U.S. Marine Corps were already past masters of the art. This manual encapsulates all their learnings and experiences of what we now know as military peacekeeping and counter-insurgency operations. It covers every aspect of the problem, from the legality and responsibility of the first formal

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Before there was such a term as “low-intensity conflict,” the U.S. Marine Corps were already past masters of the art. This manual encapsulates all their learnings and experiences of what we now know as military peacekeeping and counter-insurgency operations. It covers every aspect of the problem, from the legality and responsibility of the first formal order, through staff organization, logistics, training, patrolling, convoys, native organizations, overseeing democratic elections, and finally planning and executing an orderly withdrawal. The equipment and attitudes may have changed since its first publication in 1940, but the fundamentals of human psychology and military science remain the same: the manual was recommended reading for Marine Corps personnel when they returned to Iraq as an occupation force. This ebook edition includes an active table of contents, reflowable text, and 17 diagrams and illustrations.

Table of Contents:

Chapter I. Introduction
 • I. General characteristics
 • II. Strategy
 • III. Psychology
 • IV. Relationship with the State Department
 • V. The chain of command – Navy and Marine Corps
 • VI. Military-civil relationship
Chapter II. Organization
 • I. The estimate of the situation
 • II. The staff in small wars
 • III. Composition of the force
Chapter III. Logistics
 • I. Introduction
 • II. Supply
 • III. Transportation
Chapter IV. Training
 • I. Character and purpose of small wars training
 • II. Training during concentration
 • III. Training en route on board ship
 • IV. Training in the theater of operations
 • V. Training programs and schedules
Chapter V. Initial operations
 • I. Neutral zones
 • II. Movement inland
 • III. Military territorial organization
 • IV. Methods of pacification
Chapter VI. Infantry patrols
 • I. Small war tactics
 • II. Orders and general instructions
 • III. Organizing the infantry patrol
 • IV. Feeding the personnel
 • V. The March
 • VI. Reconnaissance and security
 • VII. Laying ambushes
 • VIII. Attacking ambushes
 • IX. Attacking houses and small bivouacs
 • X. Stratagems and ruses
 • XI. River crossings
 • XII. Special operations
Chapter VII. Mounted detachments
 • I. Introduction
 • II. Care of animals
 • III. Procurement of animals
 • IV. Mounted detachments
 • V. Hastily organized mounted patrols
Chapter VIII. Convoys and convoy escorts
Chapter IX. Aviation
 • I. Introduction
 • II. Composition and organization
 • III. Selection and preparation of bases
 • IV. General conduct of air operations
 • V. Employment of reconnaissance aviation
 • VI. Combat support
 • VII. Air transport
Chapter X. River operations
 • I. River operations in general
 • II. Types and characteristics of boats
 • III. Preparation for river operations
 • IV. Occupation of a river
Chapter XI. Disarmament of population
Chapter XII. Armed native organizations
 • I. General
 • II. Organization of a constabulary
 • III. Operations and training
 • IV. Auxiliary forces
 • V. Civil and military relationship
Chapter XIII. Military government
 • I. General
 • II. Establishment and administration of military government
 • III. Applications of principles to situations short of war
Chapter XIV. Supervision of elections
 • I. General
 • II. Personnel
 • III. Electoral mission
 • IV. National board of elections
 • V. Registration and voting
Chapter XV. Withdrawal

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015710311
Publisher:
Tales End Press
Publication date:
09/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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