Note #13. Waiting to Win; Being Proactive.

Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D, Brig Gen, USAF ret. Waiting to retaliate to an obvious use of force, one that fits comfortable expectations of either being at peace, or being at war, is a losing strategy by itself. If and when such an attack comes, it’s likely to be in combination with other forms of warfare. Our reality is that adversaries cooperate and confront, often at the same time.

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Paper #17. Comparative Threats and Integrated Effects in East Asia: the Koreas.

Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen, USAF (ret.) Using concepts of complex warfare from ICSL Papers #13 (East Asia), #14 (China) and #16 (Japan), this paper applies the same holistic approach to Korean security strategies in the information environment, with comparisons to strategies from China and Japan.  To discern how the Koreas wage complex warfare through cooperation and confrontation today, we consider world view, threat assessment, and combined effects strategy.  Understanding these aspects of the information environment is critical to producing superior effects—the great-results test of any power.  Korea’s World View, Threat Assessment, and Combined Effects Strategy World View Both […]

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