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dc.contributor.advisorBurks, Robert
dc.contributor.authorRowlette, Kevin P.
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:38:07Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:38:07Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47856
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractWhen faced with any type of irregular warfare, technology integration has proved to be problematic for developed countries with technologically advanced militaries. Developed countries train and equip their militaries and develop military doctrines that tend to focus on protection from other developed countries. Thus, these military agencies are well prepared for conventional warfare and assume they can use the same operational concepts against irregular adversaries as well. Unfortunately, this theory has proved incorrect. History suggests that developed countries rely on the most advanced technologies to provide an advantage in all operations; however, high-tech does not always equate to right-tech. Through three related case studies, this thesis analyzes how strong actors use varying levels of technology to engage weak actors in irregular warfare, and how the misuse of technology can lead to defeat rather than victory for the strong actors. I suggest that advanced militaries should develop technology strategies for irregular warfare that are based on tailored capabilities. Additionally, these agencies need processes that promote tactical and technological innovation to fill operational gaps in their capabilities for waging irregular warfare.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/technologystrate1094547856
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.titleTechnology strategy in irregular warfare: high-tech versus right-techen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRice, Ian
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorTechnology strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorirregular warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorunconventional warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorhigh-techen_US
dc.subject.authorlow-techen_US
dc.subject.authorspecial operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorAfghanistanen_US
dc.subject.authorBritainen_US
dc.subject.authorSoviet Unionen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.authoraircraften_US
dc.subject.authorartilleryen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor,United States Air Forceen_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


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