Accession Number : ADA536640


Title :   The Most Daring Act of the Age: Principles for Naval Irregular Warfare


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Armstrong, Benjamin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a536640.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : As the American military confronts the challenges of the twenty-first century there is a great deal of discussion of counterinsurgency, hybrid conflict, and irregular warfare. In military history none of these concepts are new. Much of the recent scholarship and writing on these forms of warfare has focused on today's operations ashore, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, there are significant implications for naval warfare as well. The leaders of the sea services stated in the Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower that preventing wars is as important as winning wars.1 If the U.S. Navy is going to embrace this belief as it sails deeper into the twenty-first century, development of naval irregular warfare will become vital to its future success and relevance.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL WARFARE , MILITARY HISTORY , COUNTERINSURGENCY , CONFLICT , REPRINTS , STRATEGY


Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE