This field manual establishes the medical doctrine and provides the principles for conducting medical operations in a low intensity conflict (LIC) environment. It is designed for use by personnel involved in health service support (HSS) planning for LIC, command surgeons, at all levels of command, and their staffs. References herein to activities of terrorist & insurgent organizations, and to concepts of operations of foreign governments, are made for illustrative and informational purposes only. The presence of the material in this manual does not constitute United States (US) Army advocacy or approval of practices that are prohibited by US law or policy.
Field Manual No. 8-42