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Somalia : line in the sand : identification of MYM vulnerabilities /

Eloy E. Cuevas, Madeleine Wells.

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Main Author: Cuevas, Eloy E.
Other Names: Wells, Madeleine.
Published: Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2010]
Series: Letort papers ; no. 42.
Topics: Muslim youth - Political activity - Somalia. | Muslim youth - Press coverage - Somalia. | Islamic fundamentalism - Somalia. | Islam and politics - Somalia. | Terrorism - Somalia - Prevention. | Islam in mass media. | Political stability - Somalia. | DIME (Diplomatic, informational, military, and economic) elements. | Elements of national power. | Mujahidin Youth Movement (Somalia)
Regions: Somalia - Politics and government - 1991- | United States - Foreign relations - Somalia. | Somalia - Foreign relations - United States.
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245 10|aSomalia :|bline in the sand : identification of MYM vulnerabilities /|cEloy E. Cuevas, Madeleine Wells.
246 3 |aIdentification of Muslim Youth Movement vulnerabilities
260 |aCarlisle, PA :|bStrategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College,|c[2010]
300 |aviii, 40 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
490 1 |aLetort papers ;|v[no. 42]
500 |a"September 2010."
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 30-40).
505 0 |aIntroduction -- Background -- TFG vulnerabilities -- Role of Islam and clans in Somalia -- Clan politics -- Methodology -- MYM vulnerabilities -- Goals -- Diplomatic-strategic vulnerabilities -- Diplomatic-operational vulnerabilities -- Diplomatic-tactical vulnerabilities -- Media strategy and operations -- Information-strategic vulnerabilities -- Information-operational vulnerabilities -- Information-tactical vulnerabilities -- Military-strategic vulnerabilities -- Military-operational vulnerabilities -- Military-tactical vulnerabilities -- Economic-strategic vulnerabilities -- Economic-operational vulnerabilities -- Economic-tactical vulnerabilities -- Defeat mechanisms -- Strategic framework -- Conclusion.
520 |a"The al-Shabaab Organization, also known as the Mujahidin Youth Movement (MYM), and its allies have been active opponents in undermining the United Nations (UN)-supported African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces, the fledging Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), and all the UN efforts to support the Somali people. Al-Shabaab's use of the internet and its control of the local news media has resulted in its increased ability to disseminate its story to the Somali public, to sympathizers throughout the world, and to the greater Islamic community. It is able to accomplish its strategic communication campaign through the use of organic websites, publication of online magazines and newsletters, and through international press conferences and interviews... The authors of this monograph identify al-Shabaab's strategic, operational, and tactical vulnerabilities organized according to four sources of national power: diplomatic, informational, military, and economic (DIME). After exploring the group's inherent and apparent weaknesses, the authors then provide some suggestions on what efforts or capabilities may be leveraged in defeating and deterring the group. Such instruments do not have to be kinetic or military in nature, but can be diplomatic, economic, or persuasive. The authors concentrate on diplomatic and informational options and do not address the military or economic implications at this time."-- P. vii-viii.
530 |aAlso available online in PDF format from Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
610 20|aMujahidin Youth Movement (Somalia)
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650 0|aMuslim youth|xPress coverage|zSomalia.
650 0|aIslamic fundamentalism|zSomalia.
650 0|aIslam and politics|zSomalia.
650 0|aTerrorism|zSomalia|xPrevention.
650 0|aIslam in mass media.
650 0|aPolitical stability|zSomalia.
650 4|aDIME (Diplomatic, informational, military, and economic) elements.
650 4|aElements of national power.
651 0|aSomalia|xPolitics and government|y1991-
651 0|aUnited States|xForeign relations|zSomalia.
651 0|aSomalia|xForeign relations|zUnited States.
700 1 |aWells, Madeleine.
710 2 |aArmy War College (U.S.).|bStrategic Studies Institute.
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