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Improving the U.S. Military?s Understanding of Unstable Environments Vulnerable to Violent Extremist GroupsRAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95
For over a decade, operations associated with irregular warfare have placed large demands on U.S. ground forces and have led to development of new Army and Joint doctrine. This report helps analysts identify and assess twelve key factors that create and perpetuate environments susceptible to insurgency, terrorism, and other extremist violence and instability... more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
With respect to military urban operations, this study proposes a new planning approach that employs identification of critical points--the essential elements of the urban area?s physical and demographic terrain--along with the notion of density--the number of elements and activities within the urban space--to aid military personnel in their efforts... more...
- Ivan R. Dee 2011; US$ 26.99
Insurgent, Raiders and Bandits explores the history of irregular warfare over the past 250 years through the lives and campaigns ofFrom w the greatest masters of this mode of conflict. The book not only tells their stories, but shapes an alternate history of the world as seen through the eyes of those who made up for their small numbers with clever,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99
After America's Iraq adventure devolved into a debacle, a chorus of commentators and analysts noted that the U.S. military had no plan to fight a counterinsurgency campaign. Given the failure of conventional tactics, America in the last two years has redoubled its efforts to develop a new strategy to fight the Iraqi insurgency, and has gone so... more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
This paper tests and ultimately disproves the assumption that doctrine as written and operations as conducted are tightly linked. Ingrained organizational concepts and beliefs have a much greater influence on operations than written doctrine. more...
- RAND Corporation 2009; US$ 9.95
The U.S. military is ill-equipped to strike at extremists who hide in populations. Using deadly force against them can harm and alienate the very people whose cooperation U.S. forces are trying to earn. To solve this problem, a new RAND study proposes a continuum of forcea suite of capabilities that includes sound, light, lasers,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 144.95
This edited book presents an array of approaches on how human factors theory and research addresses the challenges associated with combat identification. Special emphasis is placed on reducing human error that leads to fratricide, which is the unintentional death or injury of friendly personnel by friendly weapons during an enemy engagement. Although... more...