Irregular Warfare Summit (3rd Annual)

Irregular warfare has been a constantly evolving form of combat over the past few decades as US forces have adapted to each new challenge. Today, the Department of Defense is looking to enhance irregular warfare capabilities through increasing its focus on small scale operations and hybrid beds of activity.

“As U.S. forces draw down in Afghanistan, our global counter terrorism efforts will become more widely distributed and will be characterized by a mix of direct action and security force assistance…we will continue to build and sustain tailored capabilities appropriate for counter terrorism and irregular warfare.”
- President Barack Obama, January 5, 2012

The United States continues to prioritize its endeavor of using unconventional warfare principles to morph regular armed forces into experts capable of countering unofficial state and non-state groups who pose threats to peace across the world.

IDGA’s Annual Irregular Warfare Summit will explore the latest news and advancements in technologies and the lessons learned from recent efforts. It will also take a closer look at the process of developing asymmetric military strategies and forces that can operate within diverse threat environments.

Benefit from this prime opportunity to join the IW Community in:

  • Uncover policies, training requirements, and necessary capabilities needed to fight in complex environments
  • Address evolving efforts to improve foreign internal defense and civil-military operations
  • Discuss requirements and modifications that support stabilization, security, transition and reconstruction of adversary states and entities
  • Look at the transforming strategies that support countering insurgent groups, violent extremist organizations and criminal networks
  • Identify opportunities for industry to provide the best IW solutions across the full spectrum of hybrid threats and crises

Speaker and Presenter Information

Irregular Warfare Summit speakers include: Major General Paul E. Lefebvre, USMC Commander, USMC Special Operations Command William F. Wechsler, SES Deputy Assistant, Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics & Global Threats Colonel Jon Doering, USMC Director, USMC Center for Irregular Warfare Lieutenant Colonel John Paganini, USA Director, Army Counter-Insurgency Center Army Irregular Warfare Fusion Cell G. Hale Laughlin Irregular Warfare Strategy, Plans & Integration USAF Special Operations Command ...and many more. See for full list

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Justice, GSA, CIA

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Wed, May 30 - Fri, Jun 1, 2012


All-Access Pass:  $1835.00
Two-Day Pass:  $1290.00

Venue TBD
Washington, DC

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