Accession Number : AD1032540


Title :   Add Deterrence to the Strategy Against ISIS


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,04 Aug 2016,16 Jun 2017


Corporate Author : NDU/JFSC Joint Advanced Warfighting School NORFOLK United States


Personal Author(s) : MADDALONI, JON-PAUL


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1032540.pdf


Report Date : 31 Mar 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : This thesis provides a new look at deterrence for strategic planners interested in the application of deterrence against violent extremist organizations, namely the Islamic State. After a literature review, two strategies add depth to understanding the application of deterrence against VEOs. The Israeli IDF Strategy provides a relevant situation where deterrence is a main pillar of its strategy. In contrast to Israel, the U.S. strategy to counter the Islamic State lacks an operationalized deterrence approach and does not alter the Islamic States risk calculus. In conclusion, the analysis highlights adding deterrence to the strategy against the Islamic State.


Descriptors :   Deterrence , military strategy , terrorism , terrorists , literature surveys , unconventional warfare , doctrine , international law , national security , international organizations


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE