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The Regularity of Irregular Warfare

In Afghanistan, Somalia and other global trouble spots, the U.S. military faces unconventional adversaries employing nontraditional tactics or "irregular warfare," such as hit-and-run operations, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and attacks against soft targets including civilians, urban areas and infrastructure. At this event, William Alexander Vacca, Ph.D., of Northrop Grumman will contend that by treating these strategies as exceptions, rather than "regular" warfare, the U.S. military fails to recognize and retain the lessons so painfully learned through previous conflicts. Vacca will draw upon historical lessons, from the Pirates of the Barbary Coast (1805) to Vietnam (1965-75), in making his argument.

The views presented at this event are the author"s own and not representative of Northrop Grumman, its employees, its customers or its shareholders.

Speaker Christopher Bronk

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Wed, Feb. 8, 2012
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago