Accession Number : AD1022269


Title :   Sub state Unconventional Warfare: Expanding United States Military Political Options


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,05 Jul 2015,26 May 2016


Corporate Author : US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States


Personal Author(s) : Tinklenberg, Sean D


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1022269.pdf


Report Date : 26 May 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : Aggressive occupying powers that adopt characteristics and responsibilities of states currently abound throughout the world. Sub-state unconventional warfare is a viable policy option if strategic planners determine a potential to work with and through an indigenous underground, auxiliary, and guerrillas to coerce, disrupt, or overthrow occupying powers or non-state actors. Sub-state unconventional warfare must be scaled and tailored specifically to the operational environment, and when applied judiciously, can be utilized to oppose occupying powers like the Russian military in Transnistria, Crimea, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, or Nagorno Karabakh, to combat non-state actors like ISIL in Iraq, Syria, and Libya by harnessing disenfranchised populations.


Descriptors :   unconventional warfare , national politics , military operations , Guerrilla warfare , Reconnaissance , Vietnam War , military history , Military strategy , international law , national security , counterinsurgency


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE