How to win and know it: an effects-based approach to irregular warfare
Sullivan, Michael P.
Gustaitis, Peter J.
Fox, William P.
MetadataShow full item record
The United States is entering its seventh year of the Global War on Terror and continues to struggle with irregular war. As the Department of Defense's lead for Irregular Warfare (IW), U.S. Special Operations Command co-authored the Irregular Warfare (IW) Joint Operating Concept (JOC) Version 1.0 with the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command in order to "outline a holistic U.S. Government and partner nation approach to IW." The concept establishes the need to integrate all instruments of national power in order to enable a joint force commander to successfully conduct a protracted IW campaign against state and non-state actors. The end state is a joint force with enhanced capability for IW and a balanced approach to warfighting. To succeed in IW the commander and staff need a campaign planning system that answers two primary questions: "How do you effectively focus on controlling or influencing populations?" and, "How do you measure your efforts in IW?" The answer maybe a "marriage" of an effects-based thinking with the concepts outlined in the new IW JOC. This thesis will analyze the potential of such a concept utilizing a case study of Special Operations Command Pacific's own effects-based approach to the War on Terror.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Fabian, Sandor (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-06);Throughout history, small nation-states have generally organized their militaries and based their homeland-defense strategies on at least one of four conventional models. They have from time to time chosen to imitate large ...
Strategic usefulness of conventional force/special operations force interdependence in irregular warfare King, Eric D.; White, Matthew R. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-06);Over the past 15 years, the United States has been involved in many irregular conflicts worldwide. The most prominent of these conflicts occurred in Iraq and Afghanistan, where both conventional forces (CF) and special ...
Balint, Matthew S. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-12);The United States has repeatedly engaged in irregular warfareincluding counterinsurgency, foreign internal defense, and unconventional warfarethroughout its history. However, despite its familiarity with irregular warfare, ...