Accession Number:

AD1022962

Title:

Insurgencies in the Infosphere

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air Command And Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Militaries have in most cases considered insurgencies as a perverted and improper form of war. Napoleon the 1st, so brilliant at fighting big, decisive battle, was never quite able to understand the insurrection that followed his successful invasion of Spain. The US military won the conventional war in Iraq in months, but failed to end the ensuing insurrection in years. Even today, after two major insurrections fought in parallel, the major military powers still design their weapons, tactics and training for the next conventional war, considering that high intensity tools will do well for low intensity conflicts.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE