The newly established Irregular Warfare Center is scheduled to host its second IW-themed event, International Irregular Warfare Week, from March 16-17, 2023, in Arlington Va. The IWC’s International Irregular Warfare Week is a follow-up event for the survey and interviews conducted by the IWC Engagements Department with the intent to compare and contrast the conceptualization of IW between different European […]
Blind Sided: A Reconceptualization of the Role of Emerging Technologies in Shaping Information Operations in the Gray Zone
Authors: Ashley Mattheis, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Varsha Koduvayur, Cody Wilson Table of Contents Glossary affordances: In the new media sphere context, affordances are sets of features specific to particular software or platforms. Users often utilize these features in ways that developers did not plan. bots: Short for robots, bots are automated programs that perform repetitive tasks and can be designed […]
The Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) Hosts IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup
The newly established Irregular Warfare Center hosted its first IW-themed event, the IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup, from Feb. 22-24, 2023, in Bethesda, Md. This event was the Center’s initial working group for Irregular Warfare Medicine curriculum development. The event brought together U.S. and allied and partner nation surgeons to discuss medical capabilities in contested or non-permissive environments. Opening remarks were […]
The Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) to Host IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup: Inaugural IWC Event
The newly established Irregular Warfare Center is scheduled to host its first IW-themed event, the IW Medical Resiliency Workgroup, from Feb. 22-24, 2023, in Bethesda, Md.
This event is the Center’s initial working group for Irregular Warfare Medicine curriculum development. The event will bring together U.S. and allied and partner nation surgeons to discuss medical capabilities in contested or non-permissive environments.
IWC Supports the George C. Marshall Center’s Seminar on Irregular Warfare and Hybrid Threats
An IWC team, led by Dr. Kevin Stringer, Chair for Education, Dr. Rick Newton, Chair of Futures, and Kathryn Newton, Chief of Curriculum Design and Development, recently served as visiting faculty and academic support specialists during the George C. Marshall Center’s seminar on Irregular Warfare and Hybrid Threats in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, from Jan. 19 – Feb. 10.
Blind Sided: A New Playbook for Information Operations
Last summer, a coordinated campaign by users on Facebook and Twitter targeted the Australian company Lynas. In 2021, Lynas—the largest rare earths mining and processing company outside China—finalized a deal with the U.S. Department of Defense to build a processing facility for rare earth elements in Texas. A year later, numerous concerned Texas residents began to criticize the deal on social media, claiming that Lynas’s facility would create pollution, lead to toxic waste dumping, and harm the local population’s health. Their posts also denigrated Lynas’s environmental record and called for protests against the construction of this facility and a boycott of the company.
Resilience and Resistance in NATO
Sandor Fabian PH.D. – IWC Chair, Integration and EngagementsGabrielle Kennedy – IWC Analyst Executive Summary The Irregular Warfare Annex to the United States’ National Defense Strategy prescribes the requirement to institutionalize irregular warfare (IW) as a core competency of the U.S. Department of Defense. Per the Annex, one of the necessary conditions of successful IW campaigning is sustained unified action […]