Success in the Gray Zone

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"Our success in this environment will be determined by our ability to adequately navigate conflicts that fall outside of the traditional peace-or-war construct. In this “gray zone,” we are confronted with ambiguity on the nature of the conflict, the parties involved, and the validity of the legal and political claims at stake. These conflicts defy our traditional views of war and require us to invest time and effort in ensuring we prepare ourselves with the proper capabilities, capacities, and authorities to safeguard U.S. interests."

-GEN Joseph Votel, Commander, USSOCOM, 18 March 2015

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ISAB Study on Gray Zone Conflict

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    ISAB Study on Gray Zone Conflict
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    https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/266849.pdf
    The International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) is requested to undertake a study of deterrence, dissuasion, conflict management, escalation, and de-escalation in the context of gray zone conflicts. These situations can be defined as competitive interactions among state and non-state actors that fall beneath the level of armed conflict, but involve the use of coercion by one side, usually in a gradual and/or indirect manner, such as...
    01-24-2017, 08:54 AM

SOF in the Gray Zone: An Operational Framework for Employing SOF

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Dunford: Global Security Environment Has Implications for Joint Force

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To Operationalize Cyber, Humanize the Design

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America's National Security Trilemma

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Russian New Generation Warfare

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SOF Experience in the Philippines and the Implications for Future Defense Strategy

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Special Operations Doctrine: Is it Needed?

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Phases of War and the Iraq Experience

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U.S. Special Operations Forces in Cyberspace

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Russian Propaganda is Pervasive

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Upcoming Events

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Call for Papers

The College of International Security Affairs (CISA), through its Joint Special Operations Masters of Arts program at Fort Bragg, N.C., is pleased to announce a call for papers for its annual Strategic Studies Symposium to be held on Wednesday, May 17th through Friday, May 19th, 2017.

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National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs- Call for Papers

Conversation Notes Winter 2016

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Conversation Notes Winter 2016

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Russian Engagement in the Gray Zone Symposium Report

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The Special Operations Center of Excellence (SOCoE) and the National Defense University’s (NDU) College for International Security Affairs (CISA) hosted the second Project Gray Symposium entitled Russian Engagement in the Gray Zone, at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

Russian Symposium Executive Summary

Russian Symposium Conference Report

Special Warfare Magazine

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