Accession Number : ADA477216


Title :   Fighting in the Gray Zone: A Strategy to Close the Preemption Gap


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : JOHN F KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT CAMBRIDGE MA


Personal Author(s) : Fish, Joanne M ; McCraw, Samuel J ; Reddish, Christopher J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a477216.pdf


Report Date : 12 Jun 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 116


Abstract : What military strategy is appropriate for using force to act against such emerging threats before they are fully formed? 1 We argue preemption is ill-suited for disrupting the converged threat of terrorists and rogue states pursuing WMD. Instead, we propose that a forcible counterproliferation strategy is most effective for fighting in the gray zone .


Descriptors :   *TERRORISTS , *WARFARE , *MILITARY STRATEGY , *THREATS , SYRIA , NATIONAL SECURITY , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , TERRORISM , IRAN , CASE STUDIES , DECISION MAKING , QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS , NORTH KOREA , PAKISTAN


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE