Accession Number : ADA553162

Title :   DIME Elements of Jihad

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Lancaster, Shirley J

PDF Url : ADA553162

Report Date : 22 Dec 2010

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : While Americans are acutely aware of the dangers to our fighting troops from radical Islamists in Afghanistan and Iraq, they rarely comprehend and even deny the possibility of an Islamic threat to our democratic way of life here in America by any method other than a violent terrorist attack like the one that changed our lives forever on September 11, 2001. As over nine years of protracted war with thousands dead and injured in two Muslim countries indicate, the enemy is adaptive, politically astute, and a savvy communicator. What he lacks in technological brilliance, he makes up for in patience, determination, and numerous methodologies for attacking America by employing methods other than military or violent jihad. Within the military and diplomatic national security lexicon, the DIME instrument of power tool (IOP) is used as a construct to analyze any enemy s strengths and weaknesses. DIME stands for diplomatic, informational, military, and economic, and refers to systems. In this paper I will use the DIME instruments of power to show how jihad is being conducted against America.

Descriptors :   *ENEMY, *ISLAM, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *NATIONAL SECURITY, AFGHANISTAN, ATTACK, DEMOCRACY, METHODOLOGY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, NATIONS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, TERRORISM, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, WARFARE, WOUNDS AND INJURIES

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE