From: S. Gorka and D. Kilcullen: An Actor

Report
Hybrid Warfare Panel
National Defense University
21 Sept 2011
Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka:
The Age of Irregular Warfare:
- So What?
Disclaimer
The views herein expressed do not
necessarily reflect the views of the
US Department of Defense or any
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The Classic COIN Data-Set of Case-Studies
Most Analyzed : Malaya
Algeria
Vietnam
The Philippines
Less Popular : Angola
Afghanistan (Soviet)
Greece
Mozambique
Zimbabwe
East Timor
Congo
TOTAL:
Burma
Nicaragua
N. Ireland
Oman
El Salvador
Colombia
China
India (Naxalite)
Jammu and Kashmir
Sri Lanka
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From: S. Gorka and D. Kilcullen:
An Actor-Centric Theory of War – JFQ 60, 20011
Clausewitz and Irregular Warfare
From: S. Gorka and D. Kilcullen: An Actor-Centric
Theory of War – JFQ 60, 20011
SO WHAT?
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America’s understanding of COIN is partial
and very 20th century
Afghanistan is not COIN - it is past even
COIN 2.0 - since it involves “nation
formation” and is not (post-)colonial
Classic COIN doctrine is very limited in
helping us in today’s theater
We must broaden our data-set of COIN
studies
We must recognize that Irregular Warfare
is Regular and that Clausewitzian
principles are limited in application
QUESTIONS?
Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka
Tel. 703 300 5014
[email protected]

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