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Boots on the Ground: Troop Density in Contingency Operations (eBook)

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Boots on the Ground: Troop Density in Contingency Operations
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Using five historical examples of contingency operations, the Philippine Insurrection, Post-WW II Germany and Austria, Post-WWII Japan, the Malayan Emergency (British), and the Balkans conflict, the author determines key factors that affect the decision of how many soldiers should be employed in a contingency operation. He looks at geography, population density, terrain, availability and location of non-indigenous forces, and availability of indigenous or substitute forces, i.e., local police or military, or contractors. The author also studies five large metro police departments from around the United States to identify those factors that affect how many police are deployed to provide law enforcement support to communities. Many post-conflict contingency operations are more law enforcement and peacekeeping than combat. Therefore, the analysis of municipal police departments provides an overlay of factors to be considered when police actions are a part of a contingency operation.

Finally, the author uses the identified set of factors based on historical examples to study the current conflict in Iraq. The number of troops on the ground in Iraq has recently been a hotly debated issue as soldiers continue to fight the insurgency in that country. This analysis is pertinent to that current conflict. While this analysis is not the panacea for determining the number of soldiers that should be present for a contingency operation, it does provide a list of factors that military analysts and planners should consider as they make their decisions.

 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Introduction
Factors Involved in Determining Troop Density
Geography and Demographics
Mission and Roles
External Factors
Methodology
Chapter 2. Historical Examples
The Philippines, 1899-1901
Situational Narrative
Geographical Area, Terrain, and Population Density
US Troop Deployment and Organization
Indigenous Support
Conclusion
Postwar Germany
Situational Narrative
Geographical Area, Terrain, and Population Density
Army-type Occupation Force
Police-type Occupation Force
Organization of the Occupation
Austria
Indigenous Support
Conclusion
Postwar Japan
Situational Narrative
Geographical Area, Terrain, and Population Density
Troop Deployment and Organization
Indigenous Support
Conclusion
The Malayan Emergency, 1948-60
Situational Narrative
Geographical Area, Terrain, and Population Density
British Troop Deployment and Organization
Indigenous Support
Conclusion
The Balkans: Bosnia and Kosovo
Bosnia
Situational Narrative
Geographical Area, Terrain, and Population Density
Troop Deployment and Organization
Indigenous Support
Kosovo
Situational Narrative
Geographical Area, Terrain, and Population Density
Troop Deployment and Organization
Indigenous Support
Conclusion
Chapter 3. Police Departments
Introduction
New York City
Geographical Area and Terrain
Population Density
Ratio of Police Officers to Population
New York Police Department Organizational Structure
New York Police Department Operational Successes
Other Major Police Departments
Chicago
Philadelphia
Boston
Los Angeles
The Anomaly of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Police Department Organizational Structure
Mobility and the Los Angeles Police Department
Crime Rates in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Police Officials and Police Density
US Major Municipal Police Force Troop Density Summary
State Police Force Troop Density
Conclusion
Chapter 4. Analysis
Troop Density Theory
Factors Affecting Troop Density
Organization and Troop Density in Contingency Operations
Summation of Analysis
Chapter 5. Iraq, 2003-05
Situational Narrative
Geographical Area, Terrain, and Population Density
Troop Deployment and Organization
Indigenous Support
Iraq Operation Analysis
The Force Size Debate
Troop Density in Iraq
Iraq and the Planning Figure
Analysis
Chapter 6. Conclusion
Appendix A Troop Density Data Compendium
Appendix B Compendium of Tables
Bibliography

 

(Preliminary Table of Contents courtesy Librry of Congress)

Audience

This publication would be useful to the military's analysis community, civilian leaders, military commanders and staff officers at all levels, policymakers, members of government and defense agencies/contractors, and members of military-focused committees.  This publication would also be useful to historians and students engaged with historical/political/military studies.

Product Details

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USA Price:
$4.50
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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Combat Studies Institute
Author:
  • McGrath, John J.
Year/Pages:
2006: 208 p.; ill.
Notes:
NB1315
Key Phrases:
  • Global War on Terrorism Occasional Paper 16
  • Troop Density in Contingency Operations
  • Iraq
  • Deployment
  • Military Strategy
  • Military History
  • Army History
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Item available Date:
05/23/2006
Last Status Update:
12/14/2016
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