Not a LIC of Sense: The Military’s Aversion to Operations Other than War. THIS COMING SATURDAY, SEPT 17, 7PM AT PERKINS.
Larry always gives an informative talk, so DONT MISS THIS! He is
extremely good at keeping your attention and answering questions -a wonderful speaker. I attend another class with Larry and I always enjoy hearing his comments on history. I look forward to this night.
Historian Larry Yates, who worked 24 years at the Army’s Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth , will discuss the knowledge needed to perform unconventional military operations, how it differs from that required for conventional warfare, and why the military throughout its history has been averse to training for what it does most often.
Low-Intensity Conflict, or LIC (pronounced “lick”), is a label the U.S. military once used to describe its
unconventional operations such as nation-building, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping, and stability and reconstruction operations. These are the kind of undertakings that the military has performed most frequently throughout its 200-year history, most recently in Vietnam , Panama , Somalia , Haiti , Bosnia , Iraq , and Afghanistan . Yet, despite the frequency with which these operations occur, few military units train or prepare for LIC , preferring to focus on high-intensity conventional warfare in which there is a clearly identified enemy in uniform across a well-defined line on a battlefield devoid of civilians and on which conventional tactics and nearly all available
weaponry are employed in large-scale battles. Training for successful LIC operations, however, requires a different mindset and different skills from conventional war.
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