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US Escalation of Force Handbook, CALL 07-21, Jul 2007

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US Army Escalation of Force Handbook, CALL publication 07-21, July 2007, 96 pages.

Predeployment training to support escalation of force (EOF) planning must be rigorous, realistic, and innovative. Results of well-thought-out EOF-integrated training will help prepare small units for the complex challenges they will face in counterinsurgency operations. Detailed and innovative planning, battle staff oversight, and strong troop-leading procedures (TLP) can extend EOF reaction time, allowing Soldiers to mitigate potentially volatile engagements. During intelligence preparation of the battlefield, both lethal and nonlethal means of force must be incorporated into mission planning, and follow-on effects must be weighed and adjusted during execution.

The handbook contains numerous examples and a long comparison of UK (gradual) vs. US (rapid) escalation of force Rules of Engagement (ROE):

The UK ROE and graduated response (EOF) drills were developed and refined based on 30 years of experience in Northern Ireland and adapted based on the threat and particular theater of operation. ROE and EOF are trained as one entity and are not treated separately. All classroom instruction is administered by experienced cadre and reinforced through demonstrations and simulations. The ROE/graduated response (EOF) measures applied by the UK armed services are similar to that of U.S. forces and other coalition partners serving in OIF and OEF. In order to win the earts and minds and positively impact information operations and public affairs campaigns, it is vitally important to apply the level of force commensurate with the level of threat. The British historical perspective from the Northern Ireland insurgency and the Balkans, as well as their reflections on recent experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, offer relevant points for U.S. forces to consider when integrating and applying ROE/EOF procedures in the continuing effort to protect Soldiers while limiting collateral damage to civilians on the battlefield. (page 86, starts page 83).

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This product is designed for official use and cannot be released to the public without the expressed written consent of CALL. This product has been furnished with the expressed understanding that it will be used for official defense-related purposes only and that it will be afforded the same degree of protection that the U.S. affords information marked UNCLASSIFIED FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY [FOUO] in accordance with U.S. Army Regulation 380-5, section 5-2. Official military and civil service/government personnel may paraphrase; quote; or use sentences, phrases, and paragraphs for integration into official products or research. However, integration of CALL UNCLASSIFIED FOUO information into official products or research renders them FOUO, and they must be maintained and controlled within official channels and cannot be released to the public without the expressed written consent of CALL. CALL UNCLASSIFIED FOUO information may be placed on protected UNCLASSIFIED intranets within military organizations or units provided that access is restricted through user ID and password or other authentication means to ensure that only properly accredited military and government officials have access to CALL UNCLASSIFIED FOUO materials. When no longer needed, all CALL UNCLASSIFIED FOUO paper products and compact discs (CDs) will be shredded or destroyed using approved paper shredderor CDROM destroyers.

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