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Reconceptualizing Radicalized Groups and Their Messages   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the introduction: "As the United States enters a decade and a half of sustained conflict against terror groups, boundary lines between ideologies, organizations, and individuals becomes more blurred by the day. One group dissolves only to emerge as another, with an omnipresent leadership challenge on how to combat both political violence and supporting messages by individuals consistently shifting allegiances. Compounding this challenge are a slew of failed nation-states and rebel groups, ones with opportunistic ties to radicalized individuals and their causes. Special Operations Forces (SOF) remain the force of choice to address these realities. Logistically they are agile enough to adapt to changed enemy configurations and organizations, and capable of careful insertion or removal as a nation's stability ebbs and flows around them. What this occasional paper explores are alternative approaches for SOF to engage with radicalized groups."

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2017-10
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