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Millennial Warfare

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The Global Millennial Generation has changed Irregular Warfare through their digital nativity, opportunity for mobilization, and global networking capacity. Millennials across the globe are being mobilized in support of the global Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL cause. The millennials within ISILs global insurgency are the drivers of these changes. The current Irregular Warfare literature does not account for these adaptations. Although the fundamentals are not changed, the Global Millennial Generation has expanded them. They are traveling to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Africa in support, as well as remaining a significant threat in their home nation. They are acting in roles from fighters to technical experts in social media and cyber warfare. Millennials are the first global generation the internet and social media have removed barriers that separate the world and have given them access to the world, as well as all the good and bad that comes with that access.

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