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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JSOU Presents

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JSOU Presents is a series of lectures, conferences and events available to SOF and Non-SOF audience. A couple times a month, starting at 1200 EST, JSOU will have a senior fellow interview a special guest speaker. Since this is web- based (APAN, adobe connect) interested parties may dial in from anywhere and type their questions to participate.

Upcoming Events

3 May 2018 Dr. Ellis, Design for the SOF Enterprise

10 May 2018 Colonel (Dr) Dariusz Dachowicz, Polish Perspectives on European Security

14 June 2018 Zamawang Almemar, CBRNE II

Access through: https://connect.apan.org/jsou-presents
No account needed

SAVE THE DATE:
JSOU/ SOCNORTH/ CANSOF Symposium
18-19 September in Kingston, Canada, (Royal Canadian Military College)

The theme is "Risk and Decision Making in a Complex Environment." Agenda and logistic details will be provided late summer. We are hoping for a good turnout for this event since ARSOF has long history with the First Special Service Force.

Security and Conflict in Mali: Alternative Models for Security Cooperation

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  • swcsosc
    Security and Conflict in Mali: Alternative Models for Security Cooperation
    swcsosc
    On July 13, 2017, CNA convened a roundtable featuring a panel of experts to examine security cooperation in Africa, with a focus on efforts in Mali and the Lake Chad Basin. The roundtable served as a forum for operators, practitioners, and experts from different countries, including the United States, France, and Mali, to learn from one another and compare two approaches to security cooperation. This event note will introduce the conflict regions that were the focus of the event, outline the two...
    09-21-2017, 08:07 AM

How the Enemy Could Hit the U.S. Army at Home

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  • Pat Duggan
    How the Enemy Could Hit the U.S. Army at Home
    Pat Duggan
    What good is having the best fighting forces in the world if the U.S. Army loses the ability to employ them? What happens when the 82nd Airborne Division isn’t physically able to deploy because its paratroopers and families are psychologically targeted where they live, train, and go to school? What happens when installation infrastructure is sabotaged by multiple attacks timed to natural disasters? What happens when bases at home become the first skirmish lines of future war? It is time for the...
    What good is having the best fighting forces in the world if the U.S. Army loses the ability to employ them? What happens when the 82nd Airborne Division i
    08-14-2017, 07:57 AM

Managing Chaos in an Era of Great Power Competition

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Panel: Russia and China Practicing More Hybrid, Information Warfare

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U.S. Takes Fight to ISIS on Cyber Battlefield

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Winter Is Here, But the US is Not Ready for Cyber*War

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Cyber Operations and Gray Zones: Challenges for NATO

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SOF’s Evolving Role: Warfare “By, With, and Through” Local Forces

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Upcoming Events

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Conversation Notes Summer 2017

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Conversation Notes Summer 2017

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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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