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

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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