Vincent A. Dueñas

Vincent A. Dueñas is a recent graduate of the Master of International Public Policy program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is an Active Duty Army Major with deployments to Afghanistan and is also an Associate Member of the Military Writers Guild. This essay was written to fulfill a requirement in his graduate degree program. The views reflected are his own and do not represent the official position or opinion of the United States Government or any of its agencies.

The most effective strategy that Ukraine can select against Russian-backed separatists is a population-centric approach; with targeted utilization of their growing special operations capability.

The key thesis of this book is to analyze the theory that it is possible to use irregular warfare as a national military strategy to adopt a ‘professional irregular defense force’.