Army "Civil Disturbances" training manual from 1975

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  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)
    http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm19-15.pdf

    Army  Civil Disturbance Manual (1972)
    http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/ar500-50.pdf

    Civil Disturbances (1985)
    http://www.aclu.org/files/projects/foiasearch/pdf/DODDOA008742.pdf

    Support to Domestic Civil Authorities in Civil Disturbance Operations: Intelligence Requirements and Doctrine (1994)
    http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a284659.pdf

    Training for Operations Other Than War (1996)
    http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a323247.pdf

    Army Civil Disturbance Manual (2005)
    http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm3-19-15.pdf

    U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course (2006)
    http://publicintelligence.net/usamps-civil-disturbance-operations/

  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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