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Publications Tagged: Irregular Challenges

U.S. Military Operations in Iraq: Planning, Combat... Cover Image
Added April 26, 2006
U.S. Military Operations in Iraq: Planning, Combat and Occupation. Authored by Shane Lauth, Kate Phillips, Erin Schenck. Edited by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
Three years beyond the start of the transition to Phase IV, the debate continues about the adequacy of planning for and proficiency of execution of these operations in Iraq and elsewhere.
Preventive War and Its Alternatives: The Lessons o... Cover Image
Added April 21, 2006
Preventive War and Its Alternatives: The Lessons of History. Authored by Dr. Dan Reiter.
The author explores the effectiveness and risks of preventive attacks intended to combat the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, as compared to other nonproliferation policy options. He concludes that preventive attacks are generally less effective, more dangerous, and more costly than other nonproliferation policy options.
Counterterrorism in African Failed States: Challen... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2006
Counterterrorism in African Failed States: Challenges and Potential Solutions. Authored by Colonel Thomas A Dempsey.
How serious is the threat posed by terrorist groups operating from failed states in Africa? This monograph asserts that the threat is very serious indeed, and presents alternative U.S. strategies to confront terrorist groups using failed states as sanctuaries and platforms for attacks on America and its partners.
The Proliferation Security Initiative as a New Par... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2006
The Proliferation Security Initiative as a New Paradigm for Peace and Security. Authored by Dr. Mark R. Shulman.
The Proliferation Security Initiative is a multinational activity launched in 2003 to enable the United States and like-minded countries to interdict the flow of weapons of mass destruction. The author addresses some of the legal, political and strategic issues raised by this ambitious and timely initiative.
Irregular Enemies and the Essence of Strategy: Can... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2006
Irregular Enemies and the Essence of Strategy: Can the American Way of War Adapt? Authored by Dr. Colin S. Gray.
At present and probably for some years to come, America's enemies are of an irregular character. These irregular enemies necessarily wage war in modes that are largely unconventional.
Recognizing and Understanding Revolutionary Change... Cover Image
Added February 01, 2006
Recognizing and Understanding Revolutionary Change in Warfare: The Sovereignty of Context. Authored by Dr. Colin S. Gray.
Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) was the most widely used, and abused, acronym in the U.S. defense community in the 1990s. Subsequently, transformation has superseded it as the preferred term of art. For the better part of 2 decades, American defense professionals have been excited by the prospect of effecting a revolutionary change in the conduct and character of warfare.
Balik Terrorism: The Return of the Abu Sayyaf... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2005
Balik Terrorism: The Return of the Abu Sayyaf. Authored by Dr. Zachary Abuza.
The author analyzes the historical roots and recent resurgence of the Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist organization. He examines the triangular relationship between the ASG, Jemaah Islamiyah, and the Moro Islamic Liberation front, and the impact that this relationship has on Philippine and regional security.