Irregular Warfare Necessitates Flexibility in Joint Operations



IDGA Editor
02/11/2010

"The black-and-white distinction between irregular war and conventional war is an outdated model," said US Defense Secretary Robert Gates in a speech at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama back in April. He referred to a concept that has been regularly debated within the United States—how the nature of warfare is changing and how the military adapts its strategy to deal with that, whether through joint operations or otherwise. Joseph Osborne spoke on the topic in February 2009. "Irre...
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