Cyber Mobilization: The Neglected Aspect of Information Operations and Counterinsurgency Doctrine
FOREIGN MILITARY STUDIES OFFICE (ARMY) FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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For over two years, the U.S. armed forces have focused on seeking ways to counter insurgent use of improvised explosive devices IEDs in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Less attention has been paid to countering the mobilization process that produces the seemingly unending line of insurgents willing to 1 become suicide bomber walking IEDs or WIEDs, 2 prepare the IEDs, and 3 fight street battles. The insurgents use the Internets cyber mobilization potential to fuel and supply this line of volunteers. They have been particularly successful in recruiting volunteers from other countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt. This success has forced coalition forces to continually react to the environment instead of controlling it.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Unconventional Warfare
- Ammunition and Explosives