Innovate or Die: How Insurgents Get to Win Again


On November 16th the National Defense University Foundation hosted an interactive virtual discussion, moderated by President and CEO, James Schmeling on the topic of How Insurgents get to win again.

In the face of this dilemma, some insurgents are learning new ways to ply their trade. With subversion, spin and disinformation claiming center stage, insurgency is being reinvented, to exploit the vulnerabilities of our times and gain new strategic salience for tomorrow. Based on his recently released book, The Insurgent’s Dilemma: A Struggle to Prevail, Dr. David Ucko, Professor of International Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA) at the National Defense University, will explore three particularly adaptive strategies and their implications for response.