Accession Number:

AD1062011

Title:

New Strategy Needed: Changing the Calculus in the Fight Against Boko Haram

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-05-04

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

On 4 October of last year, local militants friendly to the Islamic State ambushed a small American military unit outside a remote West African village. The incident left four Americans and five others dead and sparked a public debate on the merits of deploying U.S. forces to remote corners of the world to conduct obscure missions that the public rarely hears of and where the strategic importance may not be as clear to the general public as conducting counterterrorism operations in the deserts of Syria or Libya.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE