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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  • davidmaxwell
    Kendall commissions 'gray zone' study in search of potential new playbook, technology
    davidmaxwell
    I guess the Gray Zone is now mainstream.

    Kendall commissions 'gray zone' study in search of potential new playbook, technology
    by Jason Sherman
    Inside Defense
    February 22, 2016


    An influential Pentagon advisory panel is set to tackle the "gray zone" -- potentially laying the groundwork to formally codify an entirely new conflict paradigm for U.S. military planners alongside nuclear, conventional, and counter-terrorism operations -- in
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    02-24-2016, 11:41 AM

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