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Transformation: A Bold Case for Unconventional Warfare

By Basilici, Steven P.

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Title: Transformation: A Bold Case for Unconventional Warfare  
Author: Basilici, Steven P.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Abstract: Our “Bold Case for Unconventional Warfare” argues for the establishment of a new branch of military service called the Department of Strategic Services. The single mission for this new branch of service would be the conduct of Unconventional Warfare (UW). The thesis statement is: Unconventional Warfare is a viable tool for achieving national security objectives under certain circumstances. There are two hypotheses. Hypothesis One states that in order for UW to be effective it must be managed in accordance with specific principles. Hypothesis Two states that, to optimize UW, a new branch of service under the Department of Defense is required.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS I. A BOLD CASE FOR UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE.................................1 A. PURPOSE AND METHODOLOGY......................................................4 B. THESIS STATEMENT..........................................................................6 1. Hypothesis One.......................................................................6 2. Hypothesis Two.......................................................................7 C. FRAMING THE PROBLEM..................................................................7 D. PRELUDE TO INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS..........................................11 1. Chapter II: Strategy—The Strategic Utility of UW..............11 2. Chapter III: Context—The Dynamics of Substate Conflict.11 3. Chapter IV: Application—UW Applied Holistically..............12 4. Chapter V: Resistance—Why the US Military is Resistant to UW.....................................................................12 5. Chapter VI: Examples—A Case Study Analysis.................13 6. Chapter VII: Conclusions and Recommendations..............13 II. STRATEGIC UTILITY—WHY UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE?...............15 A. THE STRATEGIC REQUIREMENT...................................................16 1. When the Objective is of Major Importance........................19 2. When Resources are Inappropriate to Secure a Conventional Military Decision.............................................20 3. When Freedom of Action Exists...........................................21 B. UW AND THE CLAUSEWITZ TRINITY.............................................21 C. THE CONVENTIONAL APPROACH—AN ORGANIZATIONAL MISFIT................................................................................................25 D. SUMMARY OF CHAPTER II..............................................................27 III. CONTEXT—THE DYNAMICS OF SUBSTATE CONFLICT.........................29 A. THE STRATEGIES OF SUBSTATE CONFLICT...............................30 B. SUBSTATE CONFLICT STRATEGIES CORRECTLY APPLIED......34 C. THE PERILS OF PUTTING COUNTERFORCE OPERATIONS FIRST.................................................................................................35 D. MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS...................................................37 E. SUMMARY OF CHAPTER III.............................................................38 IV. EXPLAINING UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE..........................................41 A. UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE—A HOLISTIC APPROACH.........42 B. UNDERSTANDING THE UW MODEL...............................................46 1. Non-Permissive Environment...............................................47 2. Permissive Environment.......................................................48 3. The Gray Zone........................................................................50 4. Summary of UW Continuum.................................................51 C. THE PRINCIPLES OF UW—HOW UW EFFORTS MUST BE MANANGED......................................................................................52 1. Objective.................................................................................53 2. Unity of Effort.........................................................................55

 

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