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FM 7-98 Operations in a Low Intensity Conflict

FM 7-98 Operations in a Low Intensity Conflict

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FM 7-98
 
OPERATIONS IN A LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT
 
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
 
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
 
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FIELD MANUAL *FM 7-98NO. 7-98 Headquarters Department Of The Army Washington, DC, 19 October 1992 
Operations In A Low-Intensity Conflict
Table Of Contents Page Preface ........................................................................................................................viii
Chapter 1. Introduction
.........................................................................................1-1
 
Section I. Background...........................................................................................1-1 1-1. Nature Of Low-Intensity Conflict ....................................................1-1 1-2. Environmental Considerations .......................................................1-1 1-3. Military Role In Low-Intensity Conflict ............................................1-1 Section II Imperatives............................................................................................1-2 1-4. Political Dominance ........................................................................1-2 1-5. Unity Of Effort .................................................................................1-2 1-6. Adaptability .....................................................................................1-2 1-7. Legitimacy ......................................................................................1-3 1-8. Perseverance..................................................................................1-3 Section III. Operational Categories...........................................................................1-3 1-9. Support For Insurgency And Counterinsurgency ............................1-3 1-10. Combatting Terrorism ...................................................................1-3 1-11. Peacekeeping Operations ............................................................1-3 1-12. Peacetime Contingency Operations .............................................1-4 Section IV. Leadership Challenges...........................................................................1-4 1-13. Force Protection ...........................................................................1-4 1-14. Force Sustainment .......................................................................1-4 1-15. Discipline Maintenance .................................................................1-5 1-16. Fratricide Prevention ....................................................................1-6
Chapter 2. Support For Insurgency And Counterinsurgency
.............................2-1
 
Section I. The Nature Of Insurgency......................................................................2-1 2-1. Goals ..............................................................................................2-1 2-2. Environment ...................................................................................2-2 2-3. Characteristics ................................................................................2-3 2-4. Popular And Logistic Support..........................................................2-4 2-5. Guerrilla Tactics ..............................................................................2-5
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2-6. Development Phases .....................................................................2-6 Section II. Brigade And Battalion Task Force In Counterinsurgency.......................2-7 2-7. Foreign Internal Defense Augmentation Force Operations ............2-7 2-8. Conduct Of Tactical Operations ......................................................2-8 2-9. Planning .........................................................................................2-8 2-10. Operation Principles ...................................................................2-10 2-11. Task Organization ......................................................................2-12 Section III. Offensive Operations............................................................................2-13 2-12. Phase I - Latent And Incipient Insurgency ..................................2-13 2-13. Phase II - Guerrilla Warfare ........................................................2-17 2-14. Phase III - War Of Movement .....................................................2-19 Section IV. Defensive Operations...........................................................................2-19 2-15. Base Defense .............................................................................2-20 2-16. Fundamentals Of Base Defense .................................................2-21 2-17. Patrols ........................................................................................2-25 2-18. Security Of Lines Of Communication ..........................................2-26 2-19. Defense Against Guerrilla Offensive ...........................................2-27 Section V. Common Operations............................................................................2-27 2-20. Movement Security .....................................................................2-27 2-21. Motor Movement .........................................................................2-29 2-22. Rail Movement ............................................................................2-30 2-23. Water Movement And Riverine Operations ................................2-30 2-24. Foot Movement ...........................................................................2-32 2-25. Air Movement .............................................................................2-32 2-26. Border Operations ......................................................................2-32 2-27. Urban Operations .......................................................................2-34
Chapter 3. Combatting Terrorism
..........................................................................3-1 Section I. Terrorism................................................................................................3-1 3-1. Definition ........................................................................................3-1 3-2. Nature Of Terrorism ........................................................................3-1 3-3. Common Strategies And Tactics ....................................................3-1 3-4. International Network ......................................................................3-3 3-5. Categories Of Terrorist Groups ......................................................3-4 3-6. Terrorist Objectives ........................................................................3-4 3-7. Terrorist Targets .............................................................................3-5 Section II. Antiterrorism And Counterterrorism........................................................3-5 3-8. Antiterrorism ...................................................................................3-5 3-9. Terrorist Threat Conditions .............................................................3-9 3-10. Counterterrorism .........................................................................3-12 Section III. Combatting Terrorism In LIC................................................................3-13 3-11. Deployment In Contingencies .....................................................3-13 3-12. Priority Intelligence Requirements And Local Terrorism Indicators.....................................................................................3-17 3-13. Operations Security Measures ...................................................3-19

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