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Irregular warfare. A violent struggle among state and non - state actors for legitimacy and influence over the relevant populations. Irregular warfare favors indirect and asymmetric approaches , though it may employ the full range of military and other capabilities, in order to erode an adversary's power, influence, and will. Also called IW. (JP 1 -02)
The focus of IW is the relevant populations, not the enemy’s military capability.
IW operations are necessary when insurgents exert more influence on local population(s) than the national government. Setting the conditions to permit national actions to influence the local population is the crux of the IW fight.
Data is the key to developing credible and relevant IW Methods, Models, and Tools (MMT).
All MMT developed will be government - owned with unlimited rights to maintain and operate.
Mastery of the social, cultural and cognitive factors that optimize the war fighter’s ability to influence human behavior in the full range of military operations.
Results and conclusions from our analysis will provide insight into:
•Which individuals or clans the government forces should attempt to convince to turn against the insurgency.
Understanding the population – Understand the influences on and behaviors of the population (to include linking actions and events to possible outcomes and effects).
Understanding data – Fitting models to, and developing data analysis and visualization tools for, existing operationally relevant data to better understand existing and proposed influences on operationally relevant populations. Understanding survey/polling data, temporal and geo - spatial data are critical need areas.
Task 1.1 The Theory of Fundamental Human Needs: Computational Representation and Integration (Baez, Gibbons, Perkins): This work takes a conceptual model of the Theory of Fundamental Human Needs (Max Neef) and integrates it with the implementation of the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Narrative Paradigm to provide a computational representation compatible with the CG model.
Task 2.2 The Role of Economic and Social Conditions on Violence Generation (McNab, Guttieri, Sarkar, Bailey, McGinnis, Wallen): This task creates a relatively simple tool to examine the underlying distribution of violence and provide analysis as to whether a steady - state level of violence exists in a specific geographical area. The proposed course of research employs empirical methods from the disciplines of panel data analysis, time series analysis, and statistical inference to examine hypotheses related to the formation and distribution of violence. This research will utilize data from Iraq, and will seek to find similar data from Afghanistan for research purposes.
Task 3.1 Perceptual learning training strategies for culturally relevant indicators of threat behavior (McCauley, Alt):This effort will seek to apply techniques from the scientific literature on “perceptual learning” to identify observable behavioral indicators among individuals in a crowd or on the street that provide information regarding the intention of the individual in question. The goal is to enable Soldiers and Marines to discern ordinary from threat behavior in conflict environments by creating model functionality for integration into a training tool.
Task 4.2 Design and Development of Agent - Based Models for Human Behaviors (Jaye, Blanken, Burks, Nannini, Darken ): This task provides an overview of modeling social phenomena in general, and focuses on the application of agent
- based modeling to human behavior.
Originally posted by xDeadcowx
Heff, i always look forward to your threads, but this one takes the cake.
. . .
Lets just hope you are wrong here, though i think you are pretty damn close to the mark.
"Bumblehive is the ultimate interactive social engineering and control tool"]/quote]
"That is how I perceive the scientists and soldiers currently working in these programs... People doing some of the most unfathomably evil and destructive things, but not quite understanding it all and rationalizing that they're simply surviving and taking care of themselves or acting out of a skewed desire to belong or a misplaced sense of morality."
Originally posted by Garkiniss
reply to post by FuocoFuente
Is it though? Is Zionism taboo on ATS?
I'm not arguing your point completely, as I agree there's a wizard behind the curtain, but I don't think zionists are the lever pullers here. I think they're but another cog in the machine of control. They're another loaded barrel waiting at beck and call to kickstart a war if need be.
But this? The above? It is morally wrong on so many different levels as to be criminal. In fact "criminal" is not nearly a strong enough word in my opinion. It is my heartfelt feeling that this stage of American history will, in the future, be referred to in the same tones as Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany are. Shameful periods of time when psychotic and selfish men managed to sieze power without regard for others. This is a dark, dark age we enter into... And it's only just beginning now.