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Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 259,  pages. Wraps. Figures. Charts. References. Appendix. Index. Small pencil number and large marker S/S on front cover. This Field Manual reflects the state-of-knowledge and the standards of practice as the U.S. Army increased its operational tempo during the Vietnam War. This manual provides guidance for the commander and staff of the infantry, airborne, and mechanized division brigade and other commanders and staff who are concerned with its employment. The manual described the organization of and provides specific doctrine on the functions and operations of the brigade headquarters and headquarters company of the infantry, airborne, and mechanized brigades. This includes command, control, communications, tactical and administrative support, organization for combat, and tactical operations of the infantry, airborne, and mechanized brigades of the army divisions and, with appropriate adjustments for minor organizational differences, the separate brigade organized for combat with a preponderance of infantry, mechanized infantry, or airborne battalions. Generally, the doctrine herein is applicable to all three types of brigades.
New York: Barnes and Noble, Inc., 2004. Reprint Edition. Third Printing [stated]. Hardcover. Approx. 300 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Tables. Appendices. Index, Cover has some corner bumping. This edition published by arrangement within Platinum Press, Inc. and includes material copyrighted by Platinum Press in 1991.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1965. Revised Edition. Wraps. 4.5 inches by 6.75 inches. , 227,  pages. Wraps. Figures. References. Glossary. Index. Covers has some wear and soiling, crease at back corner. This manual supersedes FM 31-21, 29 September 1961, including C 1, 4 September 1963. NATO has defined special operations as "military activities conducted by specially designated, organized, trained, and equipped forces, manned with selected personnel, using unconventional tactics, techniques, and modes of employment". Special forces emerged in the early 20th century, with a significant growth in the field during the Second World War, when every major army created formations devoted to special operations behind enemy lines. Special forces may perform functions including airborne operations, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, foreign internal defense, covert operations, direct action, hostage rescue, high-value targets/manhunting, intelligence operations, mobility operations, and unconventional warfare.