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
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