Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and CapabilitiesPublish On: 2013
I'm going to start by discussing a few points on the challenges to irregular warfare
as we see it from our side , from my company . The first challenge is understanding non - Western friends and foes . Perhaps the greatest challenge to
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and CapabilitiesPublish On: 2012
Understanding Future Irregular Warfare Challenges , March 27 , 2012 , p . 24 ;
see also David . S. Maxwell , “ Foreign Internal Defense : An Indirect Approach to
Counter - Insurgency / Counter Terrorism , Lessons from Operation Enduring ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
UNDERSTANDING FUTURE IRREGULAR WARFARE CHALLENGES tration .
Testimony was heard from Martha N. Johnson , Administrator , General Services
Administration ; Robert Peck , Public Building Commissioner , General Services ...
GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM AND EMERGING THREATS The committee
conducted extensive oversight , often in ... on understanding future irregular warfare challenges , and , July 11 , 2012 on The Future of U.S. Special
21st century warfare issues. calls " irregular warfare . " Nontrinitarian warfare , as
described by Martin van Creveld , is warfare wherein the warring sides do not
manifest the organization of Clausewitz's remarkable " trinity " of state , people ...
... in Afghanistan are representative of a significant portion of the future threat , U .
S . capabilities for irregular warfare still need improvement . For example , military
doctrine for irregular warfare now exists , but there is no comprehensive national
- level ... or one capable of transforming to address the blurring of lines between
conventional and irregular challenges . ... Understanding Possibilities and Risks
In response , one panelist noted that each presentation dealt with the explosion ...
Author: Sarah Harting
Publisher: Conference Proceedings
Category: Political Science
On December 4, 2007, leading practitioners and analysts in the U.S. defense community conferred on possible approaches to meeting America's future security challenges. Many noted that these challenges, coupled with demands on the military forces, will require significant changes in how the Department of Defense trains, equips, and postures its forces and in how the U.S. government is organized for the advancement of U.S. interests abroad.
We must develop better understanding, improve interagency coordination, build
a sustainable consensus and press for more flexible laws ... One of the
fundamentals of our country's participation in foreign irregular warfare is that the
number of Americans will be very small. ... So one of our jobs is to prepare
officers to be the Law-rences or the Landsdales of Some future conflict
somewhere in the world.
Now Vietnam was proving the Achilles ' heel of the United States , demonstrating
the difficulties that irregular warfare could create even for the world ' s foremost
military power . The conclusion that the fate of these two historic military mentors
For example, our adversaries in Iraq and Afghanistan presented both traditional
and irregular challenges. ... In the future, the most capable opponents may seek
to combine truly disru tive ca aci with traditional, irregular, and ... This can be
attributed, in part, to US and allied superiority in traditional forms of warfare and
the enormous cost to ... But it is also explained by the increasing attractiveness of irregular methods, as well as the increasing availability of catastrophic
... both in the Air Force and beyond , who had broad operational and institutional
experience in irregular warfare . ... issue to future study once the IW challenges
and opportunities ( as outlined in our CoAs , for example ) are better understood .
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.
... civilian or military , as well as to citizens who possess an interest in the
application of past experience to the future . Interest in irregular warfare comes
and goes according to the circumstances in which it reenters the American
Author: Todd R. Greentree
In Crossroads of Intervention, Todd Greentree argues that there are many valuable lessons to be learned about the nature of irregular warfare from the experiences of the United States in Central America during the final decade of the Cold War. This first comprehensive Strategy and policy analysis of U.S. intervention in Central America examines the origins, dynamics, and termination of the Sandinista insurrection in Nicaragua, the Salvadoran government's decade-long Conuterinsurgency against the FMLN, and the Contra insurgency against the Sandinistas. Greentree establishes the historical, political, and conceptual relationship between U.S. involvement in the Central American, wars, the Vietnam War and the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, while laying the foundation for an expanded understanding of the fundamental and recurring nature of insurgency, and intervention. U.S. involvement in Central America during the 1280s clearly demonstrates the costs, risks, and limits of intervention and the use of force in internal conflicts. The consequences of such involvement, he warns, must not be forgotten. Hispanic Heritage Month Reading List.
This section of the book analyzes not only techniques , but also specific tactics of unconventional warfare , such as coexistence and limited wars . ... now rampant
throughout the world , which may make unconventional or irregular warfare more
important in the future than it has been in the past . ... The Edge of War is an
important contribution to American understanding of the challenge we face .
Future strategists must avoid a “ cookie cutter ” mentality as they create , develop
, and execute strategic plans . ... overly broad , they are necessary for American
strategists , policy makers , and military commanders as they struggle to confront irregular challenges . ... Understand the Conflict for What It Is Small wars are
diametrical to the preferred way of war that evolved in the American military
during the ...
Author: Anthony Mc Ivor
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
This new work features the fresh thinking of thirty-one leading authors from a variety of military and national security disciplines. Following an introduction by Lt. Gen. James Dubik, Commander I Corps, U.S. Army, the anthology first considers the general question of whether there is a distinctly American way of war. The anthology is part of a larger Rethinking the Principles of War project, sponsored by the Office of Force Transformation and the U.S. Navy, to reexamine traditional and unorthodox approaches to the future of warfare. Diverse viewpoints, varying scope, and strong source references combine to make this compilation of essays a useful tool for students of war and general readers alike.
the Cold War , which took place under the bipolar system , and the unilateral challenges posed by the United States of America thereafter . We can consider
the present world order as “ an irregular polygon . ” The disproportionate arms of
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
Category: Political Science
This analysis offers fresh insight into security issues and social policy in the Gulf states. It covers the redefining of government responsibilities, the initiation of political and social change, the evolution of media roles, and the expansion of opportunities for women. The book also presents important new assessments of the security situations in Iraq and Iran, and early developments in security co-operation and economic integration in the region.
Conceptually , the focus is still on conventional warfare , but the new wars will be unconventional . ... The September 11 attacks demonstrated that terrorism no
longer can be considered a tactical or local challenge , requiring cooperation ...
Author: Russell Howard
Category: Political Science
Analyzes the philosophical, political, and religious roots of terrorist activities around the world. This work also deals with past, present, and future national and international responses to - and defenses against terrorism. It also debates the practical, political, ethical, and moral questions raised by military and non-military responses.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Oversight and Investigations SubcommitteePublish On: 2009
The need for cultural awareness and language competence is really greatest in
the area of irregular warfare, whether we ... So one of the critical questions is, is irregular warfare going to be an important staple of the future in terms of what
kind of challenges our military has to confront? ... you will add to this the fact that
more and more people, even in the developing parts of the world, understand just
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee