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So-called gray zone wars are not new, but they have highlighted shortcomings in the way the West thinks about war and strategy. This monograph proposes an alternative to the U.S. military's current campaign-planning framework, one oriented on achieving positional advantages over rival powers and built around the use of a coercion-deterrence dynamic germane to almost all wars as well as to conflicts short of war.
gray zone; U.S. military
Defense and Security Studies
Antulio J. Echevarria II,
Operating in the Gray Zone: An Alternative Paradigm for U.S. Military Strategy ( US Army War College Press, 2016),