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Perceiving Gray Zone Indications

This paper explores the hypothesis that accurately seeing, assessing, and understanding the challenges and risks within the current and the future strategic operating...

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Redefining the Win

The Redefined Win Concept centers on proactive U.S. competition with State / Non-State Actors for the relative superiority over the physical, cognitive and moral security of key populations in...

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Counter-Unconventional Warfare

During the last decade, the U.S. military, along with its interagency and international partners, has generated significant capability to counter the irregular threats presented by non-state terrorists, insurgents...

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Operationalizing Deep Knowledge

One of the key findings that emerged from the recent SILENT QUEST (SQ) 15-1 exercise venue, sponsored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, was the need to identify potential problems...

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Cognitive Joint Force Entry

This paper describes the emerging idea of Cognitive Joint Force Entry. It provides an initial framework to consider how Inform and Influence Activities...

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Comprehensive Deterrence

The emerging concept of Comprehensive Deterrence is an initial effort to broaden strategic options for our National leaders to meet current and emerging...

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A Global Landpower Network Could Be the Ultimate Anti-Network

Recent events in Crimea and Ukraine remind us of our inability to predict the future...

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Knowledge is Power

As a superpower, America should be able to prevail across the spectrum of conflict, from traditional military threats posed by rival nationstates, to irregular threats posed by terrorist groups...

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Special Operations—AN ARMY Core Competency

The American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are stark reminders of several timeless military lessons...

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Toward Strategic Landpower

The creation of the Strategic Landpower Task Force, chartered by the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command...

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ARSOF 2022 Part I

ARSOF 2022 Part 1

Over the next decade, Army special operations forces will remain actively engaged in protecting our homeland and our national-security interests abroad...

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ARSOF 2022 Part II

ARSOF 2022 Part 2

ARSOF 2022, Part II focuses on institutional change to increase efficiency, improve alignment of operational and force-generation capabilities within....

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ARSOF 2022 Part I

ARSOF Operating Concept 2022

As ARSOF protect our nation today while shaping tomorrow’s operating environment, national leadership faces three vitally important considerations...

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ARSOF 2022 Part II

Cognitive Joint Force Entry

This paper describes the emerging idea of Cognitive Joint Force Entry. It provides an initial framework to consider how Inform and Influence Activities (IIA) can contribute to success in the shaping phase of campaigning...

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ARSOF 2022 Part I

Future Operating Environment

Over the next several decades, U.S. national security practitioners are likely to confront persistent global instability. Emerging from dynamics visible today...

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ARSOF 2022 Part II

Hybrid Structures

This white paper both informs the reader of the emerging idea of a special operations led hybrid structure at the joint task force (JTF) level and advocates for development of the concept....

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Expanding Maneuver/Early 21st Century Security Environment

When we look at Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, we see an adversary maneuvering in careful, calculated ways that undermine current theater campaign designs. One study...

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