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The U.S. Department of Defense - A Selection of Field Manuals

 

Background

 

“[…] Asymmetry is an ideological, cultural, technological, or military imbalance that exists when there is a disparity in comparative strengths and weaknesses and in how a force generates combat power and applies or focuses the effects of combat power. In the context of the COE [Contemporary Operational Environment], asymmetry, or an asymmetric threat, means an adaptive enemy approach to avoid or counter US strengths without opposing them directly, while seeking to identify, target, and exploit US weaknesses to achieve goals or objectives. For example, an enemy without long-range artillery or missiles may use improvised explosive devises to target Infantry and military vehicles to achieve the same destructive effect. […]”

 

Excerpt of the “Infantry Battalion” Field Manual

The “Contact Continuum”

 

Individual Field Manuals

 

May 1st, 2009 - Security Force Assistance - FM 3-07.1

Field Manual by the U.S. Army (1,8 MB)

 

April 15th, 2009 - Legal Support to the Operational Army - FM 1-04

Field Manual by the U.S. Army (1,0 MB)

 

March 15th, 2009 - Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Synchronization - FM 2-01

Field Manual by the U.S. Army (2,5 MB)

 

March 2009 - Tactics in Counterinsurgency - FM 3-24.2

Field Manual by the U.S. Army (6,2 MB)

 

February 25th, 2009 - Electronic Warfare in Operations - FM 3-36

Field Manual by the U.S. Army (4,5 MB)

 

October 6th, 2008 - Stability Operations - FM 3-07

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army (13,7 MB)

 

September 30th, 2008 - Army Special Operations Forces/Unconventional Warfare - FM 3-05.130

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army (3,8 MB)

 

February 27th, 2008 - Operations - FM 3-0

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army (4,1 MB)

 

December 2007 - Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for the Joint Application of Firepower - FM 3-09.32

Field Manual by the U.S. “Air Land Sea Application Center” (2,0 MB)

 

October 24th, 2007 - Tactical Employment of Nonlethal Weapons - FM 3-22.40

Field Manual by the U.S. “Air Land Sea Application Center” (4,3 MB)

 

February 26th, 2007 - Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter Operations - FM 3-04.126

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army (9 MB)

 

December 15th, 2006 - Counterinsurgency - FM 3-24

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army (14 MB)

 

December 13th, 2006 - The Infantry Battalion - FM 3-21.20

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army (20 MB)

 

October 26th, 2006 - Urban Operations - FM 3-06

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army (14 MB)

 

September 29th, 2006 - Civil Affairs Operations - FM 3-05.40

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army (4,5 MB)

 

September 20th, 2006 - Army Special Operation Forces - FM 3-05

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army

 

September 2006 - Human Intelligence Collector Operations - FM 2-22.3

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army (11 MB)

 

June 2006 - Small-Unit Leaders’ Guide to Counterinsurgency

Field Manual by the U.S. Marine Corps

 

September 21st, 2005 - Improvised Explosive Device Defeat - FMI 3-34.119

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army

 

April 15th, 2005 - Psychological Operations - FM 3-05.30

Field Manual by the U.S. Army

 

October 1st, 2004 - Counterinsurgency Operations - FMI 3-07.22

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army

 

May 27th, 2004 - Sniping - MCWP 3-15.3

Field Manual by the U.S. Marine Corps (9,3 MB)

 

September 10th, 2003 - Intelligence Operations - MCWP 3-15.3

Field Manual by the U.S. Marine Corps

 

August 31st,  2003 - The Army Universal Task List - FM 7-15

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army

 

March 10th, 2003 - Flame, Riot Control Agent, and Herbicide Operations - FM 3-11.11

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army & U.S. Marine Corps

 

January 2003 - Tactical Employment of Nonlethal Weapons - FM 3-22.40

Field Manual by the U.S. Department of the Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force & U.S. Cost Guard

 

September 5th, 2000 - Counterintelligence - MCWP 2-14

Field Manual by the Marine Corps (3,7 MB)

 

April 23rd, 1996 - Artillery Manual Cannon Gunnery - FM 6-40: Chapter 13/Special Munition

Excerpt of a Field Manual by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps

 

July 8th, 1994 - Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield - FM 34-130

Field Manual by the U.S. Marine Corps (8,1 MB)

 

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