Boots on the Ground: Troop Density in Contingency Operations
Global War on Terrorism Occasional Paper 16. Provides a concise historical study of the numbers of troops needed in contingency operations. Discusses past military operations, including the Philippines, 1899-1901, post-World War II Germany and Japan, the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960, the Balkans in the 1990s, and Iraq, 2003-2005. Also discusses troop density of several United States city police departments.