- The overall control by civil authority in LIC is paramount.
- All military operations must fit within the context of an overall country/regional plan.
- This requires a fundamental mental shift and focus when dealing with LIC.
- Conflict or violence does not always imply or even permit a uniquely military solution with accompanying military control.
- Conflict will often involve determining implied intermediate political objectives, which will require the support of military forces and operations to achieve.
- Keep the primary mission (force protection, peacekeeping observer, etc.) of the unit in the forefront, with consideration given to other unit-desired training as a side benefit only.
- Often a relationship exists between fulfilling mission requirements and conducting useful unit training (as in the previous engineer example).
- Low intensity does not equal low interest. Approach LIC missions and pre-mission training with the same sense of purpose as combat in Central Europe (High Intensity).
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