A "First-cut" Concept Map – The Irregular Adversary (Insurgent)

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Authors
  1. Moore, J.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Socio-Cognitive Systems (SCS) Section at Defence Research and Development Canada—Toronto (DRDC Toronto) has undertaken a Technology Investment Fund (TIF) Project entitled “A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Armed Non-state Actors (ANSAs): Strategic Roles and Operational Dynamics.” The aim of this Project is to advance our understanding of (a) the strategic roles of ANSAs in the context of violent intergroup conflict, and (b) the operational dynamics of ANSAs that facilitate the performance of these roles. To assist us in this endeavour, we have constructed a Concept Map (Cmap) of an Irregular Adversary (Insurgent) [IA(I)], derived from Canadian Army doctrine on land and counterinsurgency (COIN) operations. This “first-cut” IA(I) Cmap will serve as the point of departure for the development of an ANSA Cmap that will provide a means to guide and manage our efforts to explore the intentions and behaviours of ANSAs the Army is liable to encounter in future expeditionary operations.

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Keywords
Concept Map;irregular adversary (insurgent);armed non-state actor
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TM-2011-118 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2012
Number of Pages
93
DSTKIM No
CA036898
CANDIS No
536640
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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