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Should Military Governance Guidance Return to Its Roots?
 
Northwest Rashid Hayy (community) leaders along with Iraqi Security Forces and government representatives attend a reconciliation meeting to discuss problems in their communities and the progress achieved so far. (U.S. Army Photo)  

 

SHOULD MILITARY GOVERNANCE GUIDANCE RETURN TO ITS ROOTS?
A DOCTRINAL COMPARISON BETWEEN FIELD MANUAL 27-5 (1943) AND FIELD MANUAL 3-05.40 (2006)


Colonel Hugh Vanroosen

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the the U.S. Army War College, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

 

SUMMARY

The author compares the 1943 United States Army and Navy Manual of Military Government and Civil Affairs with the current United States Army Field Manual on Civil Affairs. He finds that although changed national and international conditions make many of the differences understandable one nonetheless can argue a need to recapture the "military government" essentials found in the 1943 document.

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