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Irregular Warfare Publications

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Department of Defense (DoD) and Joint Organizations

DoD Directive 3000.07, Irregular Warfare,  August 28, 2014.
www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/300007p.pdf

DoD, Irregular Warfare (IW) Joint Operating Concept (JOC), Version 2.0, U.S. Department of Defense, 17 May 2010.
http://www.mccdc.marines.mil/ . . .  IW JOC v2-0.pdf

USSOCOM, IW JOC, US Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Florida, 11 September 2011.

JFCOM, Irregular Adversaries and Hybrid Threats: - An Assessment 2011, Joint Irregular Warfare Center, U.S. Joint Forces Command, May 2011.


United States Army

Department of the Army, Special Operations, Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 3-05, August 2014.
http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/adrp3_05.pdf

USASOC, Irregular Warfare Annotated Bibliography, 2 June 2011. United States Army Special Operations Command.
www.soc.mil/ARIS/13-01654%20ARIS%20IW%20Bibliography-small.pdf

USAWC, Irregular Warfare: A Selected Biblography, US Army War College, November 2009.
www.foreignpolicy.com/images/091202_IWnov09.pdf

TC 7-100.3, Irregular Opposing Forces, January 2014
www.afghanwarnews.info/training/TC7-100-3IrregularOpposingForces.htm

CALL, Irregular Warfare: A SOF Perspective,  CALL Newsletter 11-34, June 2011. Center for Army Lessons Learned.
http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15040coll4/id/35


United States Marine Corps

CIWID, Marine Corps Irregular Warfare Capability Based Assessment Final Report, Center for Irregular Warfare Integration Division (CIWID), USMC Capabilties Development Directorate, Quantica, VA, 19 September 2012.
www.mccdc.marines.mil/ . . . CDI.pdf

USMC-CLL, Irregular Warfare (IW) and Interagency Integration: Lessons and observations from OIF/OEF, Revision 1, USMC Center for Lessons Learned, 9 April 2008, (FOUO).


United States Navy

U.S. Navy's Irregular Warfare Program - CRS Report
http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA512796

CRS, Navy Role in Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism: Background and Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service, October 1, 2009.

Navy, Bibliography of Irregular Warfare, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Cmd.
www.history.navy.mil/library%5Cguides%5Cbib_irregular_warfare.htm


United States Air Force

Irregular Warfare Fundamentals, Annex 3-2 Irregular Warfare, 10 August 2020
https://www.doctrine.af.mil/Portals/61/documents/Annex_3-2/3-2-D02-IW-Fundamentals.pdf


Non-Military and Non-Government References and Publications

Irregular Warfare by Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irregular_warfare#References

Irregular Warfare (IW) News Articles and Reports
www.specialforcestraining.info/docs/iw-news.htm

Irregular Warfare Center of Excellence - Linked In
www.linkedin.com/groups/Irregular-Warfare-Center-Excellence-2137597


Papers on Irregular Warfare (IW)


2019

Pelleriti, John A et al. "The Insufficiency of U.S. Irregular Warfare Doctrine", Joint Force Quarterly, 2nd Quarter 2019, PDF, 7 pages.
https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/jfq/jfq-93/jfq-93_104_110_Pelleriti-et-al.pdf


2015

O'Rourke, Ronald, Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress, Congressional Research Service (CRS), September 25, 2015.
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RS22373.pdf

USSOCOM, The Gray Zone, 9 September 2015. A White Paper by the United States Special Operations Command. "Gray zone challenges are not new. Monikers such as irregular warfare, low-intensity conflict, asymmetric warfare, Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW), and Small Wars have all been employed to describe this phenomenon in the past."
www.specialforcestraining.info/docs/GrayZones-USSOCOM-WhitePaper9Sep2015.pdf

Hun, Lee Jae, Peter Scharling Pedersen, and Chad M. Pillai. "Countering 21st Century Threats: The Need for an Increased Joint, Intergency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) Approach to Irregular Warfare", Small Wars Journal, January 6, 2015.
http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/countering-21st-century-threats-the-need-for-an-increased-joint-interagency-intergovernment


2012

Gray, Dr. Colin S., Categorical Confusion? The Strategic Implications of Recognizing Challenges Either as Irregular or Traditional, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, February 24, 2012.

Ostlund, William B., Irregular Warfare: Counterterrorism Forces in Support of Counterinsurgency Operations, The Institute of Land Warfare, Association of the United States Army, September 2012.
http://www.ausa.org/ . . . LWP_91.pdf

Dobson, Col Robert K. (USMC), "Irregular Warfare and the Marine Corps", Marine Corps Gazette, September 2012, PDF, 6 pages.
https://www.hqmc.marines.mil/Portals/138/Docs/PL/PLU/iwandthemarinecorps.pdf


2011

Pfaff, Colonel Tony, Risk, Military Ethics and Irregular Warfare, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), December 2011.
www.fpri.org/articles/2011/12/risk-military-ethics-and-irregular-warfare

H.A.S.C., Institutionalizing Irregular Warfare Capabilities, Hearing before the Committee on Emerging Threats and Capabilties of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, November 3, 2011, PDF, 108 pages.

Fleser, William. "Preparing for Hybrid Threats: Improving Force Preparation for Irregular Warfare", (Chapter 4), Irregular Warfare: A SOF Perspective, Newsletter 11-34, June 2011. Center for Carmy Lessons Learned (CALL).
www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/call/call_11-34.pdf


2010

ALSA, Irregular Warfare,  Air Land Sea Bulletin, Issue No. 2010-1, January 2010, Air Land Seat Application Center.
www.alsa.mil/library/alsb/ALSB%202010-1.pdf


2009

Austin, Major Athanasia G., Development of US Irregular Warfare Capabilities, USAF Coalition and Irregular Warfare Center of Excellence, Nellis Air Force Base, NV, 2009.
http://www.japcc.org/ . . . Irregular_Warfare.pdf


2008

RAND, Assessing Irregular Warfare: A Framework for Intelligence Analysis, 2008.
www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG668.html

U.S. Army, The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare, 1775-2007, Center of Military History, Washington, D.C., 2008, PDF, 263 pages. A selection of papers about the history of irregular warfare to include non-American counterinsurgency operations, special aspects of irregular warfare, and U.S. counterinsurgency operations.
https://history.army.mil/html/books/irregular_warfare/CMH_70-111-1.pdf

Kimbrough, James, M., Examining U.S. Irregular Warfare Doctrine, Department of the Air Force Air University, 2008, PDF, 138 pages.
https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a488263.pdf


2006

DoD, Irregular Warfare Special Study, Naval History and Heritage Command, 4 August 2006.
https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/i/irregular-warfare-special-study-2006.html

 

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