Accession Number : AD1036737


Title :   Decade of War: Applying Past Lessons to the Counter-ISIS Campaign


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Center for Naval Analyses Arlington United States


Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Larry


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1036737.pdf


Report Date : 22 May 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : In 2012, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey called for the U.S. military to learn the lessons from the past decade of operations, resulting in the Decade of War Report which summarized key lessons from U.S. military operations since 2001. The reports findings are relevant to the current Department of Defense (DOD) initiative of crafting and implementing a new approach to countering ISIS in response to the Trump administrations executive order. This paper takes six of the reports lessons-on understanding the environment, rethinking the conventional warfare paradigm, leveraging strategic communications to achieve operational goals, managing transitions, and building effective coalitions-and applies them to the counter-ISIS campaign.


Descriptors :   Counterterrorism , Iraq , Syria , military strategy , policies , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , collateral damage , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , casualties , information operations , strategic communications , Afghanistan , Turkey , Russia , military intelligence , military forces (united states) , military forces (foreign) , Interoperability


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE