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  • Irregular Warfare: The Iraq War

    Critics and pundits considered the Iraq War a success. However, in the beginning of the war from 2003 to 2006, military leaders were criticized for not achieving any gains against enemies in Iraq. Iraq proved to be just as challenging as Vietnam, where our enemies resorted to irregular warfare. Irregular warfare is defined as a violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over a specific population. Irregular threats include actors who employ methods such as guerrilla warfare, terrorism, sabotage, subversion, criminal activities, and insurgency. In Iraq, we faced insurgents using irregular warfare tactics such as using IED as roadside bombs. Years of war gaming and planning could not prepare military leaders…

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  • Summary: Performance Anomaly Detection And Bottleneck Identification

    JOURNAL REVIEW Ibidunmoye, O., Hernández-Rodriguez, F., Elmroth, E. (2015). Performance anomaly detection and bottleneck identification. ACM Comput. Surv. 48, 1, Article 4 (July 2015), 35 pages. Introduction The article chosen is “Performance Anomaly Detection and Bottleneck Identification” in which Ibidunmoye, Hernández-Rodriguez, and Elmroth discuss how varying attempts are being made to create methods that can prevent anomalies and identify bottlenecks that create performance issues within…

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  • Irregular Warfare Essay

    During Irregular Warfare Operations leadership and ethics are imperative to the success of the mission. Irregular Warfare situations often place military professionals in dynamic and ambiguous environments where one participates in stability, defensive, and offensive operations. It is vital that all Marines of every rank know what Irregular Warfare encompasses: to utilize their best judgement when making the myriad of complex decisions that one would face in the Irregular Warfare environment. …

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  • Irregular Leadership: A Military Analysis

    The modern battlefield has drastically changed from the previous wars that shaped our country, our religions and our civilization as a whole. Irregular warfare is defined as “A violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence…” utilizing “indirect and asymmetric approaches…” (DOD Directive 3000.07, pg 11). Two key elements can be derived from this definition; non-state actors and indirect, asymmetric approaches. The significance of these factors ensures two things;…

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  • Summary: Lessons Of Mcnamara

    people are evil, it emphasized that the spreading democracy as good since democracy could lead to an end of war. In the article, Record doesn’t argue against warfare, but he points out the problems with the way that U.S fights against insurgents in asymmetrical war. Technological advancement allowed the U.S to experience less casualties while inflicting damage to the enemy. Such advancement has negative effect because it increases public’s tolerance for blood incurred. “The same primacy that has…

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  • Example Of Asymmetric Warfare Analysis

    However, after analyzing the history of asymmetric warfare and the changes and behaviors that have taken place through this time, I have become critical of the assumption that asymmetric warfare has ever ‘risen’. Warfare, in which weak actors have fought against unassailable opponents within their means and resources, is not a type of warfare that can be considered new. The notion of a “rise of asymmetric warfare” may be loaded with assumptions related to Western imperialism and…

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  • Difference Between Domestic Terrorism And Transnational Terrorism

    There are two types of terrorist groups that can cause major problems for the United States. One group is known as domestic and the other transnational. In this paper I will describe the two groups and explain how different their methods are when it comes to terrorism. The difference between domestic terrorism and transnational terrorism is that domestic terrorism is homegrown which means the target, venue, and perpetrators are from the same country. This makes domestic terrorism a consequence…

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  • Analysis Of Mrs. Finnell's 4th Grade Classroom Observation

    The classroom was set up with clear expectations and outlines of each subject that were taught throughout the day. Friday’s are generally their assessment day. Mrs. Finnell was assessing her students on irregular verbs. She first did a review and discussed what makes an irregular verb irregular. She demonstrated by writing sentences on the board that used these different verbs. She then had students complete the first side of the worksheet and come show her before completing the back. The…

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  • Similarities Between Criminals And Terrorists

    Criminals and Terrorist have similarities in the way they plan to commit crimes yet, there poses a distinct difference in the act of motivation. Criminals are usually motivated by greed; whereas, Terrorist are motivated by religious and political ideologies, which encompasses short and long-term goals (Clarke, R.V. & Newman, G. R., 2008). Some of the key components that are considered by Criminals and Terrorist include, the target of choice, the method and tools required to perform the act, and…

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  • Terrorism Strategy

    Terrorism has become a constant issue over the past decade for countries all around the world. It has been defined as, “the deliberate use or the threat to use violence against civilians in order to attain political, ideological and religious aims” (Ganor, 2002, p. 288). This vehicle to gain an objective for the group has become more popular in modern times as the audience for violent acts has increased with globalization and technology. The world was shocked when a terrorist organization was…

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