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Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1945-1992 (Cloth)

Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1945-1992 (Cloth)
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The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1945-1992, the third of three volumes on the history of Army domestic support operations, continues the story of institutional and other changes that took place in the Army during the post–World War II years. Author Paul J. Scheips adeptly relies on official records and other contextual supporting materials to chronicle the U.S. Army's response to major social events in contemporary American society—the civil rights movement, including:

  • the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, during Eisenhower's presidency and the University of Mississippi in 1962 during the Kennedy administration;
  • the racial disturbances of the 1960s, especially the civil unrest in Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., following Martin Luther King's (MLK) assassination in April 1968;
  • the protest marches during the Vietnam conflict;
  • and the controversies surrounding the Army's role at Wounded Knee in 1973 and the race riot in Los Angeles in 1992, which occurred after this volume was essentially completed.

Despite occasional lapses, the Army has carried out its civil disturbance duties with moderation and restraint—a testament to the common sense, flexibility, and initiative of highly disciplined soldiers at all levels of command. These hallmarks of a trained and ready force are invaluable not only during domestic civil support but also during the full range of military operations so prevalent in today's uncertain times.

CMH Pub. 30-20. Army Historical Series. Includes an extensive bibliography containing a note on various sources used.


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Military leaders, active and reserve military members, policymakers and members government will all benefit from the lessons learned by the U.S. military's involvement in domestic support operations detailed in this publication.

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Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
  • Scheips, Paul J.
2005: 530 p.; ill.
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  • Center of Military History Publication 30 20
  • Army Historical Series
  • Armed Forces
  • Domestic Disorders
  • Riots
  • Military History
  • Insurgency
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