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*FM 19-15

Field Manual
No. 19-15

Headquarters
Department of the Army
Washington, DC, 25 November 1985

FM 19-15

CIVIL DISTURBANCES

Table of Contents


Preface

Chapter 1 - Civil Disturbances

Federal Intervention and Aid

Causes

Locations

Mission of Military Forces in a Civil Disturbance

Chapter 2 - The Participants

Crowd Behavior

Crowd Tactics

Chapter 3 - Federal Intervention

Civil Disturbances in Civilian Communities

Civil Disturbances on DOD Installations

Command and Control

Task Force Organization

Chapter 4 - Information Planning and Threat Analysis

Information Needs and Sources

Information Restrictions

Threat Analysis

Chapter 5 - Operations Planning

Coordination of Civilian and Military Efforts

Funding and Military Resources

Logistics

Communications

Relief

Administration

Media Relations

Plans and Reports

Chapter 6 - Control Force Operations

Isolate the Area

Protect Likely Targets

Exert Control

Establish Area Control

Neutralize Special Threats

Chapter 7 - Force Options

Chapter 8 - Crowd Control Formations

Types of Formations

Weapon Positions

Commands

Cadence

Interval and Distance

Commander and Leader Positions

Squad Formations

Four-Squad Platoon Formations

Three-Squad Platoon Formations

Company Formations

Chapter 9 - Riot Control Agents

Grenades

Dispersers

Water

Chapter 10 - Riot Batons

Employment

Baton Grip and Positions

Offensive Techniques

Defensive Techniques

Chapter 11 - Extreme Force Options

Ring Airfoil Systems

Shotguns

Rifles

Machine Guns

Chapter 12 - Apprehension and Detention Operations

Apprehensions

Searches

Come-Along Techniques

Detention Facility Operations

Chapter 13 - Training for Civil Disturbances

Unit Training

Leadership

Special Reaction Team Training

Appendix

Glossary

References

Authorization Letter


DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

*This publication supersedes FM 19-15, 30 October 1975, and TC 19-1, 1 August 1975.



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