Warfare in the Age of Non-State Actors: Implications for the U.S. Army
11-13 September, 2007
Fort Leavenworth Frontier Conference Center
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
The United States Army Combat Studies Institute, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Combat Studies Institute will host a symposium entitled “Warfare in the Age of Non-State Actors: Implications for the U.S. Army.” The symposium will include a mixture of guest speakers, panel sessions, and general discussions.
This conference will explore the impact of conflict between nations and non-state combatants within a historical context. The conference will examine current issues, dilemmas, problems, trends, and practices associated with conflict between constituted nations and trans-national, religious, ethnic or criminal groups.
Possible topics for panels:
- Non-State Actors and their impact on strategic communications and Information Operations.
- Law of War and Military Doctrine dealing with Non-State Actors.
- The military’s role in conflict termination and securing the political end state especially if one or more combatants is a Non-State Actor (e.g. Hezbollah, IRA, FARC, FMLN, al Qaeda).
- The armed forces as part of the interagency process.
- Military operations with International Government Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations.
- Tactics of militaries and rogue organizations or Non-State Actors on the battlefield.
- The military and cultural awareness.
- The role of technology in empowering and combating Non-State Actors.
- Impact of Non-State Actors on Global economics and Non-State Actors’ financing.
Proposals for individual papers and full panels are welcome
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