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dc.contributor.advisorArquilla, John
dc.contributor.authorSanta, Gabor
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:59Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:59Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42722
dc.description.abstractFrom small countries’ perspectives, the four general defensive postures—conventional military build-ups, WMD acquisition, alliance formation, and neutrality—are not always viable choices, and are often unaffordable. So these countries must seek more effective and less expensive solutions. From more powerful countries’ perspectives, there is something to be changed, too, since the conflicts of the last few decades have indicated that conventionally waged wars against contemporary opponents have often led to failure. Given that ongoing conflicts differ from classical conventional warfare, two major questions arise: (1) Is irregular warfare still really irregular, or has it now replaced conventional warfare and become regular? (2) Is it wise to consider a professional irregular warfighting capability in defense strategy? Recent research proved the effectiveness of irregular warfare, and concluded that a combination of one of the general conventional models with irregular warfare techniques is desirable. Through analysis of the major dominant irregular leaders’ ideologies and their theories, and the case studies of three recent irregular wars, this research was conducted to provide a clearer understanding of the conditions necessary for waging a successful irregular campaign.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/conditionsfordop1094542722
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleConditions for adopting an irregular defense strategyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRothstein, Hy
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorConditions for irregular warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorgeographyen_US
dc.subject.authorfinancial considerationsen_US
dc.subject.authorhumanfactoren_US
dc.subject.authorstrategy and tactics.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, Hungarian Defense Forcesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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