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Assessing Irregular Warfare

by Eric V. Larson Derek Eaton Brian Nichiporuk Thomas S. Szayna

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.

Characterizing and Exploring the Implications of Maritime Irregular Warfare

by Molly Dunigan Dick Hoffmann Peter Chalk Brian Nichiporuk Paul Deluca

Although irregular warfare includes a range of activities in which naval forces have played an integral role, there has been little examination of the characteristics or potential of such operations in maritime environments. An assessment of the maritime component of a series of historical and ongoing operations reveals that current notions of irregular warfare would benefit from increased recognition of potentialmaritime contributions.

Understanding Commanders' Information Needs for Influence Operations

by Forrest E. Morgan Richard E. Darilek Brian Nichiporuk Dalia Dassa Kaye Eric V. Larson

Documents a study whose goals were to develop an understanding of commanders' information requirements for cultural and other "soft" factors in order to improve the effectiveness of combined arms operations, and to develop practical ways for commanders to integrate information and influence operations activities into combined arms planning/assessment in order to increase the usefulness to ground commanders of such operations.

Unfolding the Future of the Long War: Motivations, Prospects, and Implications for the U. S. Army

by Brian Nichiporuk Dale Stahl Christopher G. Pernin Justin Beck Ricky Radaelli-Sanchez

The United States is currently engaged in a military effort that has been characterized as the "long war." This study explores the concept of long war and identifies ways in which it might unfold as well as the implications for the Army and the U.S. military more generally. This report uses the generation of either "trajectories" or alternative paths in which the long war might unfold to explore the implications for the U.S. military.

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