Special Operations Forces In The 21st Century

Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century
Publisher Routledge
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Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781351802673
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This book sets out the major social scientific approaches to the study of Special Operations Forces. Despite consistent downsizing, over the past two decades the armed forces of the industrial democracies have seen a huge growth in Special Operations Forces (SOF). Through increasing numbers of personnel and more frequent deployments, SOF units have wielded considerable influence in conflicts around the world, with senior SOF officers having led major strategic operations. This increased presence and unprecedented expansion for SOF is largely a result of the ‘new’ kinds of conflicts that have emerged in the 21st century. At the same time, even with this high profile in the military, policy and media and popular cultural arenas, there is relatively little social scientific research on SOF. This volume aims to fill this gap by providing a series of studies and analyses of SOF across the globe, since the end of World War II. Analysing SOF at the micro, mezzo and macro levels provides broad and diverse insights. Moreover, the volume deals with new issues raised by the use of such forces that include emerging modes of civilian control, innovative organizational forms and the special psychological characteristics necessitated by SOF operatives. It concludes with a discussion of a question which continues to be debated in today’s militaries: what makes SOF ‘special’? Filling a clear gap in the literature, this book will be of much interest to students of strategic studies, civil-military relations, irregular warfare, security studies, and international relations.

Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century
  • Author : Jessica Glicken Turnley,Kobi Michael,Eyal Ben-Ari
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-09

This book sets out the major social scientific approaches to the study of Special Operations Forces. Despite consistent downsizing, over the past two decades the armed forces of the industrial democracies have seen a huge growth in Special Operations Forces (SOF). Through increasing numbers of personnel and more frequent deployments,

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Special Military Operations
  • Author : United States. Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990

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Special Military Operations
  • Author : United States. Air Traffic Service
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981

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Special military operations
  • Author : United States. Air Traffic Service
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980

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Special Operations in World War II
  • Author : Andrew L. Hargreaves
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-28

British and American commanders first used modern special forces in support of conventional military operations during World War II. Since then, although special ops have featured prominently in popular culture and media coverage of wars, the academic study of irregular warfare has remained as elusive as the practitioners of special

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Special Military Operations  May 1  1969
  • Author : United States. Air Traffic Service
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969

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U  S  Special Operations Forces  SOF
  • Author : Andrew Feickert
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-11

Contents: (1) Background: Command Structures and Components; Special Operations Forces in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, and Joint; NATO Special Operations; (2) Current Organizational and Budgetary Issues: 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review Report SOF-Related Directives; 2010 USSOCOM Posture Statement; (3) Afghanistan-Related Issues; A Change of Command Relationship for U.S. SOF; U.S. SOF Direct

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Special Operations and Strategy
  • Author : James D. Kiras
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-07-29

James D. Kiras shows how a number of different special operations, in conjunction with more conventional military actions, achieve and sustain strategic effect(s) over time. In particular, he argues that the root of effective special operations lies in understanding the relationship existing between moral and material attrition at the

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One Hundred Victories
  • Author : Linda Robinson
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08

One Hundred Victories is a portrait of how—after a decade of intensive combat operations—special operations forces have become the go-to force for US military endeavors worldwide. Linda Robinson follows the evolution of special ops in Afghanistan, their longest deployment since Vietnam. She has lived in mud-walled compounds in

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Special Military Operations Handbook
  • Author : United States. Air Traffic Service
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981

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Special Military Operations
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982

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Relentless Strike
  • Author : Sean Naylor
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01

The New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2015 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Unit History Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain

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Spec Ops
  • Author : William H. McRaven
  • Publisher : Presidio Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-04

Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carried it out on May 1, 2011, ending one of the greatest manhunts in history. In Spec Ops, a well-organized and deeply researched study, McRaven

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Special Military Operations Handbook  Change 4
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980

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Elmendorf Air Force Base  AFB   Alaska Military Operations Area  MOA
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995

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