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Visualizing Irregular Adversaries: Applied Concept Mapping in the Military and Security Domain

Moore, James W. (2012) Visualizing Irregular Adversaries: Applied Concept Mapping in the Military and Security Domain. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Fifth Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. University of Malta, Valetta, Malta, pp. 491-498. ISBN 978-99957-0-309-7

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2012
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2012 22:37
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012 22:37
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/285

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