Analysis of center of gravity - terrorist organization „Islamic State“

Taneski, Nenad and Smileski, Sasa (2018) Analysis of center of gravity - terrorist organization „Islamic State“. International Journal Knowledge, 26.1. pp. 371-378. ISSN 1857-923X

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Abstract

In this paper an attempt was made through an analysis of the center of gravity of the Islamic State, to get a full picture of the terrorist organization. The analysis is based on the three postulates of the center of gravity according to US military research, which are: critical capabilities, critical needs and critical weaknesses. With the full implementation of these postulates, a comprehensive analysis of the state of the Islamic state has been made (advantages, disadvantages and vulnerabilities). The political and military strategy for violating the stability of the Islamic State depends on the assessment of their critical capabilities, critical needs and critical weaknesses. The strategy of defeating the Islamic State depends on the assessment of their center of gravity and the grand strategy of military policy. Hence a conclusion could be drawn from the Islamic State's military strategy for the necessary components that would allow enemies to form a counter-strategy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical capabilities, critical needs, critical weaknesses, strategy.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Military Academy
Depositing User: Nenad Taneski
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 10:18
Last Modified: 21 May 2019 10:18
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/22007

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