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Irregular Warfare
WICKED PROBLEMS AND COMPREHENSIVE THINKING IN IRREGULAR WARFARE  

1. Wicked Problems: Globalization and Messy Social Challenges 2. How do we deal with “Wickedness”? : Three Part Conceptual Framework 3. Complexity Theory 4. Living Systems Theory 5. Decision-making Theory 6. Coping with Complexity: Tools and PEOPLE 7. Conclusion: Comprehensive ...Read more >

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ACTIONS NEEDED TO STRENGTHEN MANAGEMENT OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM PILOTS  

The Air Force has managed its remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots using some strategic human-capital approaches, such as planning for the different levels of experience that it needs in these ...Read more >

58 Pages
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IMPROVING THE U.S. MILITARYS UNDERSTANDING OF UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENTS VULNERABLE TO VIOLENT EXTREMIST GROUPSM  By David E. Thaler

Over the previous decade, operations associated with irregular warfare (IW) have placed large demands on U.S. ground forces and have led to development of new Army and Joint ...Read more >

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FIGHTING IRREGULAR FIGHTERS DEFEATING VIOLENT NONSTATE ACTORS  By Robert J. Bunker

The role of landpower at war is as integral to US defense needs as landpower short of war. But what about the role of landpower between these two in environments in which violent nonstate actors ...Read more >

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DEFEATING VIOLENT NONSTATE ACTORS  By Robert J. Bunker

The role of landpower at war is as integral to US defense needs as landpower short of war. But what about the role of landpower between these two in environments in which violent nonstate actors dominate? In such cases, it is best to devolve opposing violent nonstate actors as quickly as possible so policing forces can implement follow-on ...Read more >

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SUSTAINING THE U.S. LEAD IN UNMANNED SYSTEMS  By Feb 2014

Over the past decade, the United States has relied heavily on and set the global standard in the use of unmanned systems technology in theater wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a global campaign to disrupt Al Qaeda and its affiliates from Somalia to Pakistan, a contingency operation in Libya, and support to French efforts in ...Read more >

28 Pages
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MARINE CORPS IRREGULAR WARFARE CAPABILITY BASED ASSESMENT  

Center for Irregular Warfare Integration Division was directed to conduct a capabilities based assessment on irregular warfare to ensure that the Marine Corps is properly postured to conduct ...Read more >

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THE CONTINUING IRRELEVANCE OF CLAUSEWITZ  By Wm J Olson

The study of war, or peace, remains relevant. But does the study of On War? Is it any more useful than reading Tolstoys War and Peace, a nice read, for those so inclined, but hardly useful to analytical insight. Given all the ink spilled for and against Clausewitz in the last 170 odd years, ...Read more >

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INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS AND IRREGULAR WARFARE: ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES DURING THE 33-DAY WAR OF 2006  By Pierre C. Pahlavi

The post-Cold War era has been characterized by a greater saliency of unconventional conflicts that either pit two or more non-state actors against one another, or lead to the confrontation of a state actor with a non-state ...Read more >

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IRREGULAR WARFARE : COUNTERTERRORISM FORCES IN SUPPORT OF COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS  

On 19 October 2001, a joint special operations task force parachuted onto Objective Rhino, a remote desert landing strip southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan.2 This was the overt insertion of counterterrorism (CT) forces into the ...Read more >

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IRREGULAR WARFARE AND THE MARINE CORPS : A CHANGED SECURITY ENVIRONMENT CREATES NEW OPPORTUNITIES  

After more than a decade of continuous combat operations against an elusive foe that is at times an insurgent, extremist, criminal, nonstate actor, and terrorist, and often frustrated by the politics of the conflict, Marines have begun to look forward to returning to their amphibious ...Read more >

6 Pages
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IRREGULAR WARFARE A SOF PERSPECTIVE  

In this edition of the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) Special Operations newsletter, we will examine the special operations forces (SOF) perspective of irregular warfare (IW) at the operational and tactical levels through a selection of articles and an academic study by military and civilian ...Read more >

100 Pages
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WORDS MATTER : RE-IMAGINING IRREGULAR WARFARE  

Current doctrine framing Irregular Warfare is wronghistorically, semantically and conceptuallyand should be reexamined to enable decision-makers at all levels to better identify emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and opportunities, better allocate resources, and in the process, enhance our national ...Read more >

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