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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; we do not always know who the enemy is or his method of attack. Although all of the Marine Corps leadership traits hold equal value, we must develop critical leadership traits to combat these irregular threats in a fluid, rapidly changing environment.…

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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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  • 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…

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  • Example Of Asymmetric Warfare Analysis

    insurgent defectors and security for civilians from insurgents. The premise of COIN was based off a central belief of Gen. Patreus in Field Manuel 3-24, which supported the idea that a long-term presence of US troops in Iraqi communities could improve the security situation and allow for trust to develop between the locals and US military. Although some argue otherwise, many perceived the surge in troops to have resulted in a decrease in violence in Iraq. However, others like Biddle et al.…

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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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  • 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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  • Talking To Terrorist Rhetorical Analysis

    From an anthropological perspective I, who is the age of twenty, looked like the youngest person in the audience, while the oldest person look to be in his seventies. With gender, the audience seem to have slightly more males, which a good portion seem to homosexual men, including one transgender male. Noticing race, majority of the audience was Caucasians, with a variety of other races, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics. As for diversity with the performers there were a total of eight actors five…

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  • Terrorist Group Analysis

    The organizational structure of a terrorist group determines its strengths and weaknesses and there are two categories of organization; hierarchical and networked. Groups associated with a political activity require a more hierarchical structure in order to coordinate terrorist violence with political action. Terrorist groups using the networked structure, are organized in cells so that the loss of a cell would not compromise the identity, location or actions of other cells or the organization.…

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  • Lone Actor Terrorism Essay

    1. How do lone actor terrorists emotionally manage to perform violence in highly confrontational attacks? 2. Project Description Despite numerous high-profile terrorist attacks committed by individuals operating independently from terrorist groups, little academic attention has been given to exploring how these lone actor terrorists can emotionally perform violent acts against other people. Microsociological analyses of antagonistic situations between one or more people have demonstrated…

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