A "First-cut" Concept Map: The Irregular Adversary (Insurgent)
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)
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The Socio-Cognitive Systems SCS Section at Defence Research and Development Canada-Toronto DRDC-Toronto has undertaken a Technology Investment Fund TIF Project entitled A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Armed Non-state Actors ANSAs Strategic Roles and Operational Dynamics. The aim of this Project is to advance our understanding of the strategic roles of ANSAs in the context of violent intergroup conflict, and the operational dynamics of ANSAs that facilitate the performance of these roles. To assist us in this endeavor, we have constructed a Concept Map Cmap of an Irregular Adversary Insurgent IAI, derived from Canadian Army doctrine on land and counterinsurgency COIN operations. This first-cut IAI Cmap will serve as the point of departure for the development of an ANSA Cmap that will provide a means to guide and manage our efforts to explore the intentions and behaviors of ANSAs the Army is liable to encounter in future expeditionary operations.
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