Success in the Gray Zone
"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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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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Russian Engagement in the Gray Zone Symposium Report
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.
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