Army "Civil Disturbances" training manual from 1975


13 Responses to “Army "Civil Disturbances" training manual from 1975”

  1. anonguest7619 says:

    thankfully, we’ve come a long way as a country and a military since 1975.

    • SoItBegins says:

       In which direction?

      • Mighty Blowhole says:

         Well… the manual’s a lot nicer -looking now…

      • mrtut says:

        - seven times as many prisoners
        - five times as many prisoners on death row
        - six times as many black males in prison
        - a third less black males in university
        - four times higher expense on penal system (vs. 13% decrease for higher education)

        Right now, a quarter of the world’s prison population is in the U.S.

        I hope all these people are held in sane conditions and with consideration for their reintegration into society…
        (commence prison rape jokes)

  2. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Would it have killed them to hire Tom of Finland?

  3. safedoc says:

    Here are links to full copies of a number of different versions of the manual, going back to 1945

    Domestic Disturbances (1945)

    Army  Civil Disturbance Manual (1972)

    Civil Disturbances (1985)

    Support to Domestic Civil Authorities in Civil Disturbance Operations: Intelligence Requirements and Doctrine (1994)

    Training for Operations Other Than War (1996)

    Army Civil Disturbance Manual (2005)

    U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course (2006)

  4. Just_Ok says:

    We can eliminate all civil disturbances by not being civil.

  5. Matthew Carrick says:

    Would that be a Vertical or Horizontal butt stroke?

  6. bkad says:

    My question is, as a non expert: is this good training? Are the more recent versions of the manual better training? What IS the right way to manage a civil disturbance? That would be an interesting thing to read about.

  7. I’m going to guess it’s a lot more hit hard and fast and a lot less ‘policy’ and ‘health and safety’.

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