Low-intensity conflict definition
"Political-military confrontation between competing states or non-state actors as part of competition below the threshold of armed conflict. It involves protracted struggles of competing principles and ideologies, and its manifestations range from subversion to the use of armed force. It is waged by a combination of means employing political, economic, informational, and military instruments. These confrontations are often localized, generally in the Third World, but contain regional and global security implications." -DoD Directive 5111.10
Tips for database searching
♦ LIC is a concept that overlaps with other military operational concepts. Broaden your searches with alternative or combined terms as appropriate, such as: insurgency, counterinsurgency, irregular warfare, unconventional warfare, counterterrorism.
♦ LIC also intersects with other operational domains, such as: intelligence, peacekeeping or peace operations, security force assistance, security cooperation, cyber, medical, information operations, cwmd, military information support operations, air power, counter narcotics.
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(2013). Low-intensity conflict in Eastern Sudan: A comparative approach to the development of rebel groups, Small Wars & Insurgencies, 24(3) 518-535. https://doi-org.jsou.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/09592318.2013.802601
Bar, S. (2007). Deterring nonstate terrorist groups: The case of Hizballah, Comparative Strategy, 26(5), 469-493. https://doi-org.jsou.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/01495930701750307
Coburn, M.D. (2019). Improving Special Operations Forces measurements of effectiveness in security cooperation, Special Operations Journal, 5(2), 111-126. https://doi-org.jsou.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/23296151.2018.1528053
Duggan, P. (2015). Harnessing cyber-technology’s human potential. Special Warfare: The Professional Bulletin of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School, 28(4), 12–16. https://www.soc.mil/SWCS/SWmag/archive/SW2804/October%202015%20Special%20Warfare.pdf
Greig, J. M. (2015). Nipping them in the bud: The onset of mediation in low-intensity civil conflicts. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 59(2), 336–361. https://journals-sagepub-com.jsou.idm.oclc.org/doi/full/10.1177/0022002713503807
Jones, D.M., (2001). The changing security agenda in Southeast Asia: Globalization, new terror, and the delusions of regionalism. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 24(4), 271-288. https://doi-org.jsou.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/10576100117412
Kinross, S. (2004). Clausewitz and low-Intensity conflict, Journal of Strategic Studies, 27(1), 35-58. https://doi-org.jsou.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/0140239042000232765
(1992). Low‐intensity conflict: The source of Third‐World instability, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 15(4), 233-250. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10576109208435905
Shultz, R. H. (1991). The low-intensity conflict environment of the 1990s. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 517, 120–134. https://www-jstor-org.jsou.idm.oclc.org/stable/1047190
Wagener, M. (2011). Lessons from Preah Vihear: Thailand, Cambodia, and the nature of low-intensity border conflicts. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 30(3), 27–59. https://doi-org.jsou.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/186810341103000302
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