civilian-military teams. Temporary organizations of civilian and military personnel specificallytask-organized to provide an optimal mix of capabilities and expertise to accomplish specificoperational and planning tasks, or to achieve objectives at the strategic, operational, or tacticallevels. Civilian-military teams may conduct both overt and clandestine operations.irregular. Characterization used to describe a deviation from the traditional form of warfarewhere actors may use non-traditional methods such as guerrilla warfare, terrorism, sabotage,subversion, criminal activities, and insurgency for control of relevant populations.(note in JP 1-02 there are the terms irregular forces and irregular warfare but not the singular irregular with the above definition)traditional warfare. A form of warfare between the regulated militaries of states, or alliances ofstates, in which the objective is to defeat an adversary’s armed forces, destroy an adversary’swar-making capacity, or seize or retain territory in order to force a change in an adversary’sgovernment or policies.
Department of Defense Directive 3000.07
by SWJ Editors
a. IW is as strategically important as traditional warfare and DoD must be equally capable in both. Many of the capabilities and skills required for IW are applicable to traditional warfare, but their role in IW can be proportionally greater.b. DoD will be proficient in IW.c. IW is conducted independently of, or in combination with, traditional warfare.