Paper #50. All-Effects Warfare and Narrative Strategy in Ukraine 2014 & 2022

  • Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret.
  • Eurasia, Strategy
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Authoritarians wage all-effects warfare that democracies don’t regard as “real war.” The problem is that many so-called peacetime operations are information warfare and narrative strategies designed to shape conditions for “real warfare.” Such as inducing local support of a follow-on invasion force (Ukraine, 2014).  Note: “warfare” refers to methods of war, whereas “war” is a…

Note #21. Narratives as Social Strategies in the Information Environment

  • Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret.
  • Cyber, Security, Strategy
  • No Comments

Narratives present advantages in any conflict because they influence resolve and if ignored, can reverse operational victories. What are they?

Paper #36. Commanding & Controlling the OODA Loop: Iran’s Narrative Strategy

  • Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret.
  • Cyber, Middle East & North Africa, Strategy
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This paper applies a narrative weaponization model to decision making (Observe, Orient, Decide and Act), using Iranian disinformation. Papers 23 and 24 did the same with disinformation from China and Russia. Understanding how narrative strategy works in the information environment is key to detecting and countering disinformation.

Paper #33. Special Ops Command-Africa Strategy: Analysis & Recommendations (Part II)

  • Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret.
  • Middle East & North Africa, Security, Strategy, Sub-Saharan Africa
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Following our historical context review of ten African states in Part I (Paper #31), this section begins Part II with linkage analysis, focusing on strategy in Somalia.

Paper #30. Assessment & Combined Effects Strategy: COVID-19 and the Next Bio-Threat

  • Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret.
  • Leadership, Strategy
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As we watch the media count COVID-19 death rates, it reminds me of the ”body count“ metric during the Vietnam War.

Paper #19. From Jargon to Jointness: Understanding the Information Environment and its Terminology

  • Robert S. Ehlers, Jr., Ph.D., Col USAF ret. & Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret.
  • Leadership, Strategy
  • No Comments

The Department of Defense (DoD) spends much time and effort trying to make sense of the Information Environment (IE). This effort is not new.