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FM 90-8

FIELD MANUAL
No. 90-8

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 29 August 1986

 

FM 90-8

COUNTERGUERRILLA OPERATIONS

IMPORTANT

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Table of Contents


Preface

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

Section I - General

Section II - Insurgency

Section III - Counterinsurgency

Section IV - Foreign Internal Defense

Section V - AirLand Battle and Counterguerrilla Operations

CHAPTER 2 - THE THREAT

Section I - General

Section II - Environment

Section III - Characteristics

Section IV - Tactics

CHAPTER 3 - COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS

Section I - General

Section II - Considerations

Section III - Strike Campaigns

Section IV - Consolidation Campaigns

Section V - Offensive Operations

Section VI - Defensive Operations

Section VII- Common Operations

CHAPTER 4 - COUNTERGUERRILLA OPERATIONS IN CONVENTIONAL CONFLICTS

Section I - General

Section II - Considerations

Section III - The Threat

Section IV - Tactics and Operations

CHAPTER 5 - COMBAT UNITS

Section I - General

Section II - Counterinsurgency Environment

Section III - Conventional Conflict Environments

CHAPTER 6 - COMBAT SUPPORT

Section I - General

Section II - Reconnaissance and Surveillance Units

Section III - Fire Support Units

CHAPTER 7 - COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT

Section I - General

Section II - Bases

Section III - Use of Assets

APPENDIX A - SUBSURFACE OPERATIONS

Section I - General

Section II - Tunneling

Section III - Destroying Underground Facilities

APPENDIX B - THE URBAN GUERRILLA

Section I - General

Section II - Techniques to Counter the Urban Guerrilla

APPENDIX C - AMBUSH PATROLS

Section I - General

Section II - Attack Fundamentals

Section III - Planning

Section IV - Point Ambush Formations

Section V - Area Ambush Formations

Section VI - Unusual Ambush Techniques

APPENDIX D - PATROLLING

Section I - General

Section II - Planning

Section III - Reconnaissance Patrols

Section IV - Combat Patrols

Section V - Motorized Patrols

Section VI - Dismounted Movement

APPENDIX E - BASES

Section I - General

Section II - Patrol Bases

Section III - Battalion Operational Support Bases

Section IV - Brigade, Division Support Base

APPENDIX F - SMOKE, FLAME, HERBICIDES, AND RIOT CONTROL AGENTS

APPENDIX G - OPERATIONS AND TECHNIQUES

Section I - General

Section II - Operations

Section III - Civil Distrubances and Searches

Section IV - Movement Security

APPENDIX H - RELATED OPERATIONS

Section I - General

Section II - Intelligence

Section III - Psychological Operations

Section IV - Civil Affairs

Section V - Populace and Resources Control

Section VI - Advisory Assistance

APPENDIX I - STAFF FUNCTIONS

APPENDIX J - COMBINED OPERATIONS

Section I - General

Section II - Nature of Combined Operations

Section III - Command and Control

Section IV - Intelligence

Section V - Operational Procedures

Section VI - Combat Service Support

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REFERENCES

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