The Quadrennial Defense Review may lead to an increased emphasis in future U.S. defense budgets on conducting irregular warfare (IW) operations, such as counterinsurgency operations.
Author: Ronald O'Rourke
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
The Quadrennial Defense Review may lead to an increased emphasis in future U.S. defense budgets on conducting irregular warfare (IW) operations, such as counterinsurgency operations. In addition, counter-terrorism (CT) operations have received an increased emphasis since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The Navy for several years has carried out a variety of IW and CT activities, and has taken steps in recent years to strengthen its ability to conduct such activities. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Background: Long-standing Navy Activities; Initiatives Since 2005; Current Operations; FY 2010 Funding Request; Navy Irregular Warfare Office; Navy Expeditionary Combat Command; Riverine Force; Global Fleet Stations; (3) Oversight Issues for Congress.
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IRREGULAR WARFARE ( IW ) INTRODUCTION In a 2011 speech to West Point
cadets , Secretary of Defense Robert Gates highlighted the changing operational
environment facing U.S. military forces and the shifts needed in military doctrine ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and CapabilitiesPublish On: 2012
Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and
Capabilities. Mr. Chairman , members of the subcommittee , thank you for the
opportunity to appear before this distinguished panel . The future of irregular warfare , and ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Oversight and Investigations SubcommitteePublish On: 2009
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JOSEPH E. OSBORNE , U.S. ARMY , DIRECTOR , IRREGULAR WARFARE
DIRECTORATE ( J - 10 ) , U.S. SPE . CIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND Colonel
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and CapabilitiesPublish On: 2013
To defend the nation and defeat our adversaries engaged in irregular warfare ,
the Department of Defense requires capabilities in counterterrorism ,
counterinsurgency , foreign internal defense , and stability operations . Our
military operates ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Airpower in Irregular Warfare , Washington , D.C .: Headquarters , United States
Air Force , Directorate of Studies and Analyses , Assessment and Lessons
Learned , September 25 , 2008 . Pietrucha , Michael , Lt Col , “ ACC and Irregular
Author: Richard Mesic
Publisher: Rand Corporation
"The U.S. Air Force leadership plans in the near term to identify and implement a range of initiatives for enhancing the service's contributions to irregular warfare (IW) operations and to meet DoD guidance that directs its components to "recognize that IW is as strategically important as traditional warfare." This monograph is the result of a "quick-turn" study to provide the leadership with a menu of actions it could consider both in the very near term and over an extended period to strengthen and expand the Air Force's capabilities to take part in joint and interagency efforts in irregular warfare. Rather than developing detailed endpoints for Air Force capabilities or structure in the future--e.g., what the USAF could look like in, say, 2015--the authors propose solution vectors that could enable the Air Force to move out quickly while continuing to consider responses to emerging demands in a dynamic IW environment."--Rand web site.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and CapabilitiesPublish On: 2010
Issues and Lessons Learned : Hearing Before the Before the Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities Subcommittee of the Committee on
Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress,
First Session ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities
Author: American Academy of Political and Social SciencePublish On: 1962
of military strategy and tactics 6 in irregular warfare was largely developed by
Clausewitz in the chapter of On War entitled “ Arming the Nation ” and somewhat
refined by subsequent writers , especially Mao . The following brief presentation
Author: American Academy of Political and Social Science
Author: Patrick Leonard MacdougallPublish On: 1864
ON IRREGULAR WARFARE . The superiority of a regular over an irregular force
consists in its drill , discipline , and mobility . Divided into separate units , the men
composing these learn to know their officers and each other , and acquire ...
If the irregulars strictly confine their operations to the prosecution of partizan
warfare , a small band of guerilla can harass ... obstinately confines his
operations to irregular warfare : whereas , nothing encourages the same soldiery
more than to ...
poverty striken which present a fertile ground for the eruption of unconventional warfare . Given this unfortunate and apparently ineradicable characteristic of the
contemporary international scene national security and unconventional warfare ...
Part biography, part intellectual and organizational history, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare is the first book to explore the origins of a substantial force in the Allies’ victory in World War II. Although popular history holds that ...
Author: A. R. B. Linderman
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE), which conducted sabotage campaigns and supported resistance movements in Axis-occupied Europe and in Asia, is often described as Winston Churchill’s brainchild. But as A. R. B. Linderman reveals in this engrossing history, the real genius behind Britain’s clandestine warriors was Colin Gubbins, a British officer who forged the SOE by drawing on lessons learned in irregular conflicts around the world. Following Gubbins through operations he studied and participated in, Linderman maps the evolution of the SOE from its origins to its doctrine to its becoming a critical institution. Part biography, part intellectual and organizational history, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare is the first book to explore the origins of a substantial force in the Allies’ victory in World War II. Although popular history holds that Britain entered World War II with no prior knowledge of or experience with underground warfare, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare tells us otherwise. Linderman finds ample precedent in the clearly documented work of Gubbins and his fellow clandestine organizers. He traces Gubbins’s career from 1914 through World War I and such irregular conflicts as the Allied intervention in Russia, the Irish Revolution, and conflicts in British India. To these firsthand experiences, Gubbins added the insights of colleagues who had served with him and in Iraq, as well as what he learned from the Second Anglo-Boer War, the Arab Revolt led by T. E. Lawrence, the German guerrilla war in East Africa, the revolt in Palestine between the world wars, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. The two booklets that Gubbins wrote based on his accumulated knowledge offered the first synthesis of British unconventional warfare doctrine: practical guides that emphasized the centrality of local populations; the collection, protection, and use of intelligence; the necessity of cooperating with conventional forces; and the use of speed, surprise, and escape in ambush operations. In 1940, when Gubbins joined the newly created SOE, the experience and know-how codified in his guides formed the basis of Britain’s approach to irregular warfare. The history of the SOE’s doctrinal origins is Colin Gubbins’s story. By telling that story, Rediscovering Irregular Warfare amplifies and clarifies our understanding of the Second World War—and of doctrines of unconventional warfare in the twentieth century.
The truth is, that if war, carried on by regular armies under the strictest discipline,
is yet a great evil, an irregular partisan warfare is an evil ten times more
intolerable; it is in fact no other than to give a licence to a whole population to
commit all ...
Author: Andrew L. HargreavesPublish On: 2013-10-28
In this book, Andrew L. Hargreaves not only describes tactics and operations but also outlines the distinctions between commandos and special forces, traces their evolution during the war, explains how the Anglo-American alliance functioned ...
Author: Andrew L. Hargreaves
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
British and American commanders first used modern special forces in support of conventional military operations during World War II. Since then, although special ops have featured prominently in popular culture and media coverage of wars, the academic study of irregular warfare has remained as elusive as the practitioners of special operations themselves. This book is the first comprehensive study of the development, application, and value of Anglo-American commando and special forces units during the Second World War. Special forces are intensively trained, specially selected military units performing unconventional and often high-risk missions. In this book, Andrew L. Hargreaves not only describes tactics and operations but also outlines the distinctions between commandos and special forces, traces their evolution during the war, explains how the Anglo-American alliance functioned in the creation and use of these units, looks at their command and control arrangements, evaluates their impact, and assesses their cost-effectiveness. The first real impetus for the creation of British specialist formations came in the desperate summer of 1940 when, having been pushed out of Europe following defeat in France and the Low Countries, Britain began to turn to irregular forces in an effort to wrest back the strategic initiative from the enemy. The development of special forces by the United States was also a direct consequence of defeat. After Pearl Harbor, Hargreaves shows, the Americans found themselves in much the same position as Britain had been in 1940: shocked, outnumbered, and conventionally defeated, they were unable to come to grips with the enemy on a large scale. By the end of the war, a variety of these units had overcome a multitude of evolutionary hurdles and made valuable contributions to practically every theater of operation. In describing how Britain and the United States worked independently and cooperatively to invent and put into practice a fundamentally new way of waging war, this book demonstrates the two nations’ flexibility, adaptability, and ability to innovate during World War II.
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Provides an analytic framework and procedure for the intelligence analysis of irregular warfare (IW) environments that can serve as the basis for IW intelligence curriculum development efforts.
Author: Eric V. Larson
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Category: Political Science
Provides an analytic framework and procedure for the intelligence analysis of irregular warfare (IW) environments that can serve as the basis for IW intelligence curriculum development efforts. Defines IW in terms of two stylized situations: population-centric (such as counterinsurgency) and counterterrorism. Provides a detailed review of IW-relevant defense policy and strategy documents and a list of relevant doctrinal publications.