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Irregular Warfare
IRREGULAR WARFARE : EVERYTHING YET NOTHING  

September 11, 2001 the Global War on Terror began. This global war has brought to life a timeless tactic called irregular warfare (IW). IW is difficult to define, explain, and employ. Yet, with no firm understanding or consensus on what IW actually means, the Department of Defense (DoD) developed the Irregular Warfare (IW) Joint Operating Concept (JOC) on 11 September ...Read more >

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INFORMATION SHARING FOR IRREGULAR WARFARE  

A sturdy string of irregular warfare is the planet holding tight today. From Palestine to the Philippines, Columbia to Cambodia, and N. Ireland to India, the non-state irregular militant groups (IMGs) are waging resilient irregular war in face of a Technowar in James Gibsons ...Read more >

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IRREGULAR WARFARE AND ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP  

First, Id like to thank the leadership and staff of the Command and General Staff College for putting this event together. Its an honor to speak to this class; Im told that 78% of you are veterans of the wars in Iraq and ...Read more >

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RETHINKING IO : COMPLEX OPERATIONS IN THE INFORMATION AGE  

We are in a period of unprecedented and rapid change, and this realization should make us skeptics of wisdoms revealed as recently as a decade and a half ago when the problems the military faced were very different. Paradigms that might have seemed sensible then confuse more than clarify ...Read more >

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BEYOND IRREGULAR WARFARE  

Irregular Warfare As quickly as I say it, a preconceived notion entered the mind of every person in this room. I can say, based on some 18 months of giving presentations on this topic that none of you are fully correct and none of you are fully ...Read more >

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THE TOYOTA HORDE : EXAMINING A LOST COST MILITARY CAPABILITY  

The subject of this article is a broad technical and operational examination of how almost any country on earth can currently gain a viable level of military power by building on the enduring elements of combined arms warfare. These elements are enduring and appeared in the first twenty years of the twentieth ...Read more >

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UNRESTRICTED WARFARE  

Technology today is becoming increasingly dazzling and uncontrollable. Bell Labs and Sony continue to put out novel toys, Bill Gates opens new "Windows" each year, and "Dolly," the cloned sheep, proves that mankind is now planning to take the place of God the ...Read more >

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NAVY IRREGULAR WARFARE AND COUNTERTERRORISM OPERATIONS  

Navy for several years has carried out a variety of irregular warfare (IW) and counterterrorism (CT) activities. Among the most readily visible of the Navy’s recent IW operations have been those carried out by Navy sailors serving ashore in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many of the Navy’s contributions to IW operations around the world are made by Navy individual augmentees (IAs)—individual Navy sailors assigned to various DOD ...Read more >

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IRREGULAR WARFARE, BOTH FUTURE AND PRESENT  

It is the newest Pentagon doctrine, one that has been under discussion for several years and has been the focus of little-publicized, multinational, computerized war games. Now it will be put to the test in Afghanistan and Iraq by United States Central ...Read more >

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A BALANCED APPROACH TO IRREGULAR WARFARE  

To successfully deter and confront the global insurgency threatening the world and our nation today, the U.S. military must be able to employ a balanced approach to warfare, carefully blending the full spectrum of military, para-military and civil action to achieve success. It is an approach I refer to as “balanced ...Read more >

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AMERICAS IRREGULAR ENEMIES  

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IRREGULAR WARFARE LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY  

In ungoverned and under-governed environments, the local populace is usually the center of gravity. Other centers of gravity within the population may include the will of the people that takes form as support for the governing authority or other political, economic and ideological forces. To win their hearts and minds and wean them off our adversaries’ control requires effective communication using the local “information ...Read more >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON IRREGULAR WARFARE  

Since World War II, by one count, there have been more than 80 irregu lar conflicts. They include civil wars in Rwanda and Somalia, guerrilla wars in Sudan, and rebellions in Chechyna; they involve irregular ele ments fighting against other irregular elements, regular forces of a central government, or an external interven tion ...Read more >

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THE 21ST CENTURY AIR FORCE IRREGULAR WARFARE WHITE PAPER  

This strategy is based on the premise that IW must be viewed as a method of warfare that is both different from and complementary to conventional warfare. Therefore, threats and challenges posed by IW should not rely on a specific suite of capabilities applicable only to ...Read more >

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