by Department of the Army
Civil Disturbances provides discussion and techniques about civil disturbances and crowd control operations that occur inside and outside the continental United States. United States (U.S.) forces deploy in support of unified action, overseas contingency operations, and humanitarian assistance worldwide.
During these operations, U.S. forces are often faced with unruly and violent crowds who have the intent of disrupting peace and the ability of U.S. forces to maintain peace. Worldwide instability coupled with U.S. military participation in unified-action, peacekeeping, and related operations require that U.S. forces have access to the most current doctrine and techniques that are necessary to quell riots and restore public order.