Future Watch, December 2005: A Strategy For Irregular Warfare
December 1, 2005
Defense experts and policymakers are struggling with a critical question: What is irregular warfare and is the U.S. military truly ready to embrace it? This question is likely to undergo close examination in the forthcoming Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), due to be released in 2006, and the answer will be influenced in part by the past, present, and future of the U.S. Special Forces. This was the subject of debate for an expert panel at CSIS on November 22, 2005.