Illicit Groups: International Lawfare Analysis

  • Kittrie, Orde (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Abstract The title of this proposal is Illicit Groups: International Lawfare Analysis. This project seeks to research and develop effective strategic, operational, and tactical options for countering and deploying lawfare. The projects section on countering lawfare will examine methods to counter adversaries that use lawfare against the national security interests of the United States and especially against the Department of Defense. It will seek to develop and deliver a methodology that can explain and suggest ways and means to legally detect, disrupt, and degrade the lawfare approaches and capabilities of U.S. adversaries, and to deploy lawfare against them. The contractor will proceed by first performing a review of relevant literature, studies, and assessments of lawfare. After the literature review, the contractor will analyze case studies of the ways lawfare is or may be conducted: 1) against the U.S. and its allies, and 2) by the U.S. and its allies. As part of this effort, the contractor shall distill applicable lessons from literature and expert practitioners on Irregular Warfare and other analogous policy tools. The contractor shall also propose and develop a) specific options and recommendations for enhancing U.S. and allied capabilities to wage effective lawfare and b) specific options and recommendations for enhancing U.S. effectiveness in countering lawfare. An optional Phase II would provide a deeper and more thorough analytic report on lawfare used against the U.S. and allies by a specified illicit group and on lawfare used by the U.S. and allies against a specified illicit group. The optional Phase II would also include proposing and developing a draft legal warfare operational doctrine.
Effective start/end date2/21/1410/15/15


  • DOD-Navy: Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP): $346,332.00


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