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Accession Number ADA564218
Title Importance of Airpower in Supporting Irregular Warfare in Afghanistan.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 16p
Personal Author B. Willi
Abstract Recently, the Department of Defense increased its emphasis on irregular warfare (IW), a concept difficult to define although most military professionals know it when they see it. Identifying IW as one of the department s core mission areas, the Quadrennial Roles and Missions Review Report of 2009 then defines it as operations in which the joint force conducts protracted regional and global campaigns against state and non-state adversaries to subvert, coerce, attrite, and exhaust adversaries rather than defeat them through direct conventional military confrontation. Irregular warfare emphasizes winning the support of the relevant populations, promoting friendly political authority, and eroding adversary control, influence, and support. Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, more succinctly characterizes IW as a violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over the relevant population(s).
Keywords Afghanistan
Air force operations
Air power
Department of defense
Irregular warfare
Unconventional warfare

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Air Univ., Maxwell AFB, AL. Air Force Research Inst.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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