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New Reports and Articles on Irregular Warfare (IW)

January 15, 2021. "What's In a Name? Reimagining Irregular Warfare Activities for Competition", by Kevin Bilms, War on the Rocks. A career DoD civilian serving in ASD SO/LIC argues that IW needs a new market strategy that will eliminate misconceptsions and assist others in recognizing IW's value in GPC.

January 15, 2021. "From Counterterrorism to Irregular Warfare: What Does That Mean?", by Jason Criss Howk, Clearance Jobs. The US government and DoD is moving away from a narrow focus on CT to the larger view of IW.

January 11, 2021. "A small bureaucractic change at the Pentagon hints at a major shift for US special-operations units", by Stavros Atlamazoglou, Business Insider. The Pentagon has turned the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office into the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (See a DoD Memo dated 18 Nov 2020).

January 1, 2021. "Better understanding irregular warfare in competition", by Kevin Bilms, Military Times.

October 14, 2020. "Nobody Puts IW in an Annex: It's Time to Embrace Irregular Warfare as a Strategic Priority", by David H. Ucko, Modern War Institute at West Point.

October 2, 2020. "Irregular warfare strategies must move beyond special forces, Pentagon says", Defense News. An explanation of the IW Annex to the National Defense Strategy.

October 2, 2020. "Irregular Warfare Annex to National Defense Strategy Made Public", DoD.

July 3, 2015. "The 'new' type of war that finally has the Pentagon's attention", By Todd Greentree, The Washington Post. The DoD is very concerned with Russia's ability to employ a combination of stealth invasion, local proxy forces and international propaganda to annex Crimea and destabilize eastern Ukraine.

August 21, 2014. "Ambiguous warfare providing NATO with new challenge". Yahoo News at this link. . Russia's unconventional attack on the Ukraine leaves NATO perplexed on how to respond.

May 2014. Putin's "New Warfare". By John R. Haines, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) at this link.

June 26, 2014. Naval War College confers with Irregular Warfare Experts, DVIDS at this link. CIWAG annual symposium at Newport, R.I.

October 12, 2013. "Coalition and Irregular Warfare Center shows little for $42 million effort", Las Vegas Review-Journal at this link. The Air Force IW Center wastes money.

September 27, 2012. Trends in Hybrid and Irregular Warfare,  USNI News at this link.

April 16, 2009. "Irregular Warfare Center opens". Nellis Air Force Base at this link.

December 16, 2008. "Irregular Warfare: Everything yet Nothing", Small Wars Journal. A team of authors provide their perspective on the Irregular Warfare (IW) Joint Operating Concept (JOC) published by DoD on 11 Sep 2007.

January 2008. Success in Irregular Warfare: Structures and Strategies Needed, by Sam Holliday, American Diplomacy at this link.


Videos and Podcasts About Irregular Warfare

Irregular Warfare Podcast, Modern War Institute at West Point
https://mwi.usma.edu/category/podcasts/irregular-warfare-podcast/

Irregular Warfare, Hybrid Threats, and the Future Role of Ground Forces, Center for Strategic & International Studies, June 23, 2014.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ZM3CfWh1I

 

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