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Definitions for Irregular Warfare

DODI 3000.7 IW Definition: "A violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over the relevant population(s)."

Found on page 14, Glossary, of Department of Defense Directive No. 3000.07, August 28, 2014, incorporating Change 1, May 12, 2017. (PDF on FAS.org website).

2018 NDAA Definition: Congress defined Irregular Warfare as " . . . activities in support of predetermined United States policy and military objectives conducted by, with, and through regular forces, irregular forces, groups, and individuals participating in competition between state and non-state actors short of traditional armed conflict."

Found on 131 STAT. 1642 (page 360), Public Law 115-91, December 12, 2017, U.S. Congress.
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/PLAW-115publ91/pdf/PLAW-115publ91.pdf


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References for Irregular Warfare and Related Topics

Crafting Strategy for Irregular Warfare: A Framework for Analysis and Action, by David H. Ecko and Thomas A. Marks, National Defense University Press, Washington, D.C., September 2022, PDF, 107 pages.
https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/3163915/crafting-strategy-for-irregular-warfare-a-framework-for-analysis-and-action-2nd/

Summary of the Irregular Warfare Annex to the National Defense Strategy, Department of Defense, 2020, PDF, 12 pages.
https://media.defense.gov/2020/Oct/02/2002510472/-1/-1/0/Irregular-Warfare-Annex-to-the-National-Defense-Strategy-Summary.PDF

Summary of the National Defense Strategy, Department of Defense, 2018, PDF, 14 pages.
https://dod.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2018-National-Defense-Strategy-Summary.pdf

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

Irregular Warfare Annotated Bilbiography, USASOC, June 2, 2011.
www.soc.mil/ARIS/13-01654%20ARIS%20IW%20Bibliography-small.pdf

Irregular Warfare: A Selected Bibliography, U.S. Army War College Library, November 2009.
www.carlisle.army.mil/library/bibs/IWnov09.pdf

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

"From irregular warfare to Irregular Warfare", Veritas, Vol. 19, No.1, 2023, ARSOF History, United States Army Special Operations Command.
https://arsof-history.org/articles/v19n1_history_of_irregular_warfare_page_1.html

 



Endnotes

 See "Irregular warfare center to close Oct. 1", Army Times, September 1, 2014.
www.armytimes.com/article/20140901/NEWS/309010015

 

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