Tag Archive for Civil Unrest

U.S. Military Civil Disturbance Standing Rules for the Use of Force (SRUF)

These template of the Standing Rules for the Use of Force developed by Army North (ARNORTH) and approved by Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) School for commands to follow. The first two templates apply to forces under federal control. The third template is an example State RUF card for National Guard personnel in a SAD or Title 32 status. These templates are taken from the “DoD Defense Support to Civil Authorities Handbook” which includes other information relating to military support operations related to civil disturbances.

Spanish Revolution Photos May 2011

These photos depict a series of protests occuring in Spain over the last week. Many of the photos are from May 21, 2011. These protests are being discussed via social media using the tag #spanishrevolution. a. roig. – http://www.flickr.com/photos/aroig/ protozoo…

London Anti-Austerity Protest Photos March 2011

Vasco Alves – http://www.flickr.com/photos/vascoalvo/ Garry Knight – http://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/ .alter – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pietrogarrone/ churchofpunk – http://www.flickr.com/photos/17251154@N00/ MadAdminSkillz – http://www.flickr.com/photos/silince/ ang-st – http://www.flickr.com/photos/andyangst/ E. Mellino – http://www.flickr.com/photos/37051152@N03/

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

After experiencing serious unrest during the late 1990s, Bahrain undertook several steps to enhance the inclusion of the Shiite majority in governance. However, protests erupting following the uprising that overthrew Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011, demonstrate that Shiite grievances over the distribution of power and economic opportunities remain unsatisfied. The new unrest comes four months after smaller protests against the efforts by the Sunni-led government’s efforts to maintain its tight grip on power in the October 23, 2010, parliamentary election. That election, no matter the outcome, would not have unseated the ruling Al Khalifa family from power, but the Shiite population was hoping that winning a majority in the elected lower house could give it greater authority with which to challenge the ruling family. In advance of the elections, the government launched a wave of arrests intended to try to discredit
some of the hard-line Shiite leadership as tools of Iran.

U.S. State Department OSAC: Is China Next for Social Unrest?

The recent social unrest and subsequent government overthrows in Egypt and Tunisia have had deep reverberations not only around the Middle East, but throughout the world. While speculation proliferates about which country will be the next to experience such tumult, a critical analysis of important variables present in both countries should be applied to any other country when making this assessment. In this report, those variables will be analyzed with respect to the People’s Republic of China, and the probability it will be the next country to experience social unrest.

Greece and Italy Riot Photos December 2010

Fabrizio Terrezza – http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabriter1985/ Michele Massetani – http://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiomc/ Giacomo Cosua – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacko83/ Andrea Veroni – http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreatm/ Alessandro – http://www.flickr.com/photos/diffaphoto/ makisraf – http://www.flickr.com/photos/efthymios-gourgouris/

U.S. Army Military Police Civil Disturbance and Martial Law Training Course

Civil disturbances may be riots, violent uprisings, or unlawful actions. As a member of the military forces, you may be ordered under certain conditions to help restore law and order and protect property. The National Guard is likely to face most of the violence during demonstrations. To gain successful control of a civil disturbance, it will require an understanding of the reason for social unrest and basic human behavior patterns. Planning control strategy depends on knowing why people behave as they do. Group behavior sets the scene for civil disturbances. However, it is individual behavior which in the end is the most important.