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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Beyond the Bayonet
  • Author : Brigadier Deepak Sinha
  • Publisher : Gyan Books
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01

The increasingly complex nature of warfare from nuclear to low intensity to the unconventional requires the dependence on an elite band of troops. Special operation forces can meet unorthodox security needs that the conventional military find difficult to accomplish. This study addresses these aspects alongwith the relevance in our context

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International Military Operations in the 21st Century
  • Author : Per M. Norheim-Martinsen,Tore Nyhamar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-05-08

This book examines the challenges that military forces will face in multinational operations in the 21st century. Expanding on Rupert Smith’s The Utility of Force, the volume assesses the changing parameters within which force as a political instrument is ultimately carried out. By analysing nine carefully selected mission types,

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Special Operations Forces and Great power Competition in the 21st Century
  • Author : Hal Brands,Tim Nichols
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020

America is moving from one era of foreign policy to another: The primacy of counterterrorism has faded, and competition with authoritarian great powers is the dominant concern. While special operations forces (SOF) understand that they must play a role in great-power competition, they often lack a clear understanding of what

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Military Forces in 21st Century Peace Operations
  • Author : James V. Arbuckle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-09-27

A major new study of the realities of contemporary warfare, which presents a range of fresh insights and is essential reading for all students and professionals engaged in the field. This book clearly shows us that: neither military nor civilian agencies can act effectively alone in resolving modern conflicts joint

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Special Ops  America s Elite Forces in 21st Century Combat
  • Author : Fred Pushies
  • Publisher : Zenith Press
  • Release Date : 2005-07-07

On December 24, 2002, the Pentagon ordered the first 24,000 troops to the Persian Gulf region. By late February, 181,000 U.S. troops had been deployed, including 100,000 to Kuwait. Despite French, German, and Russian opposition to war with Iraq, military planners in the Bush administration were intent on disarming Saddam Hussein by force.

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Media Strategy and Military Operations in the 21st Century
  • Author : Michal Shavit
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15

This book applies the concept of mediatization to the contemporary dynamic between war, media and society, with a focus on the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). Since the beginning of the 21st century the IDF has undergone an intensive process of mediatization that has transformed the media into an interpretative grid

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Special Ops  America s Elite Forces in 21st Century Combat
  • Author : Fred J. Pushies
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003

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Contemporary Military Culture and Strategic Studies
  • Author : Alastair Finlan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-02

This book explores and compares the contemporary military cultures of the United States and the United Kingdom. The last decade has witnessed astonishing global events, from 9/11 and military operations in Afghanistan in the same year, to the military intervention in Libya in 2011. Western military forces have been involved in all

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The US Military Profession into the 21st Century
  • Author : Sam Sarkesian,Robert Connor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-04-18

This brand new edition of The US Military Profession into the Twenty-First Century re-examines the challenges faced by the military profession in the aftermath of the international terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001. While many of the issues facing the military profession examined in the first edition remain,

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Military Strategy for the 21st Century
  • Author : Charles Cleveland,Benjamin M. Jensen,Arnel David,Susan F. Bryant
  • Publisher : Rapid Communications in Confli
  • Release Date : 2018

"This book, written by members of the Chief of Staff of the Army's Strategic Studies Group, takes an innovative approach to determining how the United States can counter extremist groups and engage in great power competition in the twenty first century. After proposing that the answer lies in switching the

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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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The Future of Land Warfare
  • Author : Michael E. O'Hanlon
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-31

What happens if we bet too heavily on unmanned systems, cyber warfare, and special operations in our defense? In today's U.S. defense policy debates, big land wars are out. Drones, cyber weapons, special forces, and space weapons are in. Accordingly, Pentagon budget cuts have honed in on the army

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The Elite
  • Author : Leigh Neville
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11-28

Using rare and previously unpublished images from around the world, The Elite: The A-Z of Modern Special Operations Forces is the ultimate guide to the secretive world of modern special operations forces. It sends the reader back in time to operations such as Eagle Claw in Iran and the recapture

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LIC 2010
  • Author : Rod Paschall
  • Publisher : Brassey's Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1990

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