Irregular Warfare Initiative

How to Integrate Competition and Irregular Warfare

How to Integrate Competition and Irregular Warfare

Ever since the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the watchword for the US military has been competition. “Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism,” the NDS declares, “is now the primary...

Irregular Warfare in the Next World War

Irregular Warfare in the Next World War

What would a conflict with China look like? How will irregular warfare fit into a conflict before and during large-scale combat operations? Retired Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman join...

Wargaming for the New Great Game

Wargaming for the New Great Game

In the opening days of the Iraq invasion in 2003, then secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld infamously quipped, “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at...

Introducing the Irregular Warfare Initiative

Introducing the Irregular Warfare Initiative

Can satire predict reality? Sometimes it definitely seems to. On May 18, 2016, the satirical Duffel Blog reported with tongue firmly in cheek that “the Pentagon's top spokesperson said he was...