Accession Number : ADA515561


Title :   Irregular Warfare: One Nature, Many Characters


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : READING UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Gray, Colin S


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a515561.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : This paper is organized to pose and answer four central questions: 1. What is the nature of irregular warfare, and how does it differ from regular warfare? 2. Why do regular forces have great difficulty waging irregular warfare effectively? 3. Is COIN winnable by regulars? 4. What are the leading fashionable errors about irregular warfare? This agenda should suffice to stir the needful opinion, expertise, and prejudice.


Descriptors :   *INSURGENCY , *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , COUNTERINSURGENCY , IRAQI WAR , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , UNITED KINGDOM , REPRINTS


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE