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Assessing irregular warfare: a framework for intelligence analysis

Assessing irregular warfare: a framework for intelligence analysis

Larson, Eric V. (Eric Victor), 1957-

Provides an analytic framework and procedure for the intelligence analysis of irregular warfare (IW) environments that can serve as the basis for IW intelligence curriculum development efforts. Defines IW in terms of two stylized situations: population-centric (such as counterinsurgency) and counterterrorism. Provides a detailed review of IW-relevant defense policy and strategy documents and a list of relevant doctrinal publications

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Arroyo Center 2008

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Statement of responsibility: Eric V. Larson [and others]
ISBN: 0833043226, 0833047027, 9780833043221, 9780833047021
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-67).
Note: "Prepared for the United States Army."
Note: "MG-668-A"--Page 4 of cover.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 67 pages) : illustrations.
System: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series: Rand Corporation monograph series
Subject: Military Science.; HISTORY Military Biological & Chemical Warfare.; POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations General.; Military intelligence United States.; Asymmetric warfare.; Military intelligence.; United States.
Restrictions: Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Series Title: Rand Corporation monograph series.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Cover
  2. Preface
  3. Contents
  4. Figures
  5. Tables
  6. Summary
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Abbreviations
  9. CHAPTER ONE- Introduction
  10. Background to the Study
  11. Study Aims and Analytic Approach
  12. Organization of This Monograph
  13. CHAPTER TWO- Defining Irregular Warfare
  14. A Review of Recent Efforts to Define Irregular Warfare
  15. Irregular Warfare Operation Types
  16. Irregular Warfare Common Logical Lines of Operation
  17. Chapter Conclusions
  18. CHAPTER THREE- A Framework for Assessing Irregular Warfare
  19. Population-Centric Irregular Warfare Operations
  20. Counterterrorism Operations
  21. Comparison to the Standard IPB Process.