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Partners of Choice and Necessity: Special Operations Forces and National Security Imperatives of Building Partner Capacity – Security Force Assistance and Irregular Warfare in Undergoverned Spaces
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,320. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph identifies gaps in the progression of history, theory, and doctrine for partner force advising and for phase 0 operations in general that contribute to differing cultural attitudes towards these mission and environments between SOF and CF.
Past and Potential Theory for Special Warfare Operational Art: People's War and Contentious Politics – Guerilla Warfare and Insurgency as Theories from 1952 to 1965, Adaptation of Mao Zedong’s Idea
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,050. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the context of escalating instability in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa, special warfare may offer policymakers a valuable strategic option. To succeed, however, special warfare campaigns that apply operational art must be founded upon distinct and sound theories of war and warfare.
Precipitating the Decline of Al-Shabaab: A Case Study in Leadership Decapitation - Killing Emir Ahmed Godane, al-Qaeda, Terror Threat, Guerrilla Warfare, Amniyat Role in Organizational Resilience
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,110. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
The tactic of leadership decapitation, using military action to capture or kill terrorist leadership, is a key component of United States counterterrorism strategy. Policymakers argue that eliminating terrorist leadership is an effective way to disrupt, and, ultimately, destroy terrorist organizations.
Navy Seals Gone Wild: Publicity, Fame, and the Loss of the Quiet Professional - Osama bin Laden Killing, Politics, Commodification Cycle, Consequences of Promoting Seals for Entertainment, Profit
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,940. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Over the past decade, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) has built up significant symbolic capital due to a string of highly politicized and romanticized military operations. The publicity, and the ensuing fame, helped set the conditions for the emergence of a SEAL counterculture characterized by an increasingly commodified and public persona.
Innovative Practices for Special Warfare - Army Special Operations Forces, Collaboration, Structure, Incentives, Acceptance, Case Analyses of Google, Joint Special Operations Command, Silicon Valley
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,570. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Special Warfare forces are tasked with conducting operations in uncertain environments defined by rapidly changing environmental elements (instability) and the interaction of many diverse external factors (complexity).
Airborne Next: Rethinking Airborne Organization and Applying New Concepts - Airborne Role Taxonomy, Small-Scale and Large-Scale Forces, Swarming Concept, Stand-off and Close-in Capabilities
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,930. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The airborne concept has had a lasting impact on military force structures since its employment on a large scale during World War II. It is puzzling to consider how little airborne organizational structures and employment concepts have changed in the intervening seven decades, considering the great amount of change occurring in warfare.
Stirling Work: The Story of the SAS During WWII
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,420. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Stirling Work is the amazing true story of the fledgling SAS from its inception in July 1941 under its charismatic leader David Stirling to the end of World War 2. The SAS’s first raid, ended without a single hit on the enemy, along with 34 men dead, injured or missing; only 21 returned to base. Using their motto ‘Who Dares Wins’ the SAS continued to dare with big losses and small gains.
Black Ops: Stories of Heroism and Bravery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,300. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Black Ops has 32 heart pounding individual action stories from around the world. Demonstrating the bravery and courage of these highly trained individuals. Follow these modern day heroes into some intense battles. With stories from the U.S. Navy SEALs, Delta Force, SAS, SBS, GSG9, Spetnaz and many more, in this unique compilation.
Black Hats and White Hats: The Effect of Organizational Culture and Institutional Identity on the Twenty-third Air Force: Air Rescue, Desert One Disaster, Special Operations, Combat Search and Rescue
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,830. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Although brief, the Twenty-third Air Force's experience provides sufficient data for a thorough analysis of the effect of organizational culture and institutional agendas on the evolution of a nascent organization. The basic hypothesis explored in this paper is that organizational culture and institutional agendas significantly affected the rise and fall of the Twenty-third Air Force.
The Misuse of the Studies and Observation Group (SOG) as a National Asset in Vietnam - Management of the Unconventional War Effort in North Vietnam, Covert and Clandestine Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,890. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The primary question this study aims to answer is - did the Studies and Observation Group (SOG) covert and clandestine operations contribute significantly to the Vietnam War effort?
SOF (Special Operations Forces) Power Workshop: A Way Forward for Special Operations Theory and Strategic Art - Environment and Warfare, Development of Unified Theory, Challenges and Obstacles
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Afghanistan operations reinforced SOF's strategic utility in the 21st century, so much so, that in the last decade, the Special Operations Forces (SOF) structure has been limited more by the availability of qualified personnel than either mission requirements or funding.
ISIS Dusk: Special Forces War in Syria and Iraq
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,040. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Following on from the bestseller ISIS Dawn, ISIS Dusk tells the final story of how the SAS, SBS, Delta and other special forces have been involved in the final push to help rid Iraq of Islamic State. It has been a fierce and bitter battle against a tenacious enemy who have used tactics and doctrine not too dissimilar to the Taliban and al- Qaeda.
Improving the Sustainment of SOF Distributed Operations in Access-Denied Environments - Unconventional Warfare Campaigns, Delivering Supplies, Personnel to Special Ops Forces, Logistics Technology
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,460. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In this monograph, Robert Haddick examines a variety of emerging technologies and techniques that could improve the sustainment and effectiveness of distributed SOF operations, especially in access-denied environments.
Breaking Through the Tension: The Operational Art of Special Operations in Phase Zero - Special Operations Forces (SOF) During Pre-Crisis Peacetime Conditions, Theory and Doctrine, Framework
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,340. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Special Operations Forces (SOF) provide unique approaches in Phase Zero environments. The examination of special operations approaches in Phase Zero provides insights into the challenges of devising and executing a Phase Zero operational art.
Sustaining Unconventional Warfare - Conventional Support for Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Forces, Case Studies of Historical Operations in France and Greece, Brigade Combat Teams (BCT)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,500. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has publicly acknowledged that special operations forces (SOF) require conventional force support. Sustainment is a major component of that required conventional support.
MARSOC: A Way Ahead - Marine Special Operations Command Proposal, USSOCOM, Culture Clash, Doctrine and Theory of Special Operations, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Unity of Command
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,930. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Global War on Terror and the Department of Defense have thrust change upon the Marine Corps and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Because the Secretary of Defense mandated that the Marine Corps would create a component in USSOCOM, the window for revolutionary change is open.
Intelligence in Denied Areas: New Concepts for a Changing Security Environment - Ethnic Diasporas and Nongovernment Organizations (NGOs), Special Operations Forces (SOF), Terrorist Networks
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,690. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Russell Howard's paper focuses on intelligence operations within denied areas and how these operations today differ from those of the Cold War period. Today, the preeminent threat is transnational, violent terrorist groups that operate under the cover of failed or weak states, as well as under the civil protections afforded in western liberal democracies.
Defending U.S. National Interests in the Persian Gulf: Going Light - Seabasing, Counterterrorism, Special Operations Forces, Djibouti, Horn of Africa, Maritime Security, Forward Staging in Africa
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,500. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book examines two ways that the U.S. might be able to secure its interests in the Gulf using a minimalist approach. The two methods evaluated are using sea bases in the Gulf and land bases in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa as forward staging bases for SOF operations in the Persian Gulf.
Influence Operations and the Human Domain - Strategic Aims of Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and Jema'ah Islamiy'ah (JI), PSYOP, Intelligence Support
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,330. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique case study which addresses a common problem: how to influence the human domain—a local population—as part of a strategic plan.
Convergence: Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Law Enforcement - Escalation of Threats, SWAT, Comparison of Military and Law Enforcement, Factors Forging Future Convergence, Implications
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 136,710. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
This monograph about the convergence of Special Operations Forces (SOF) and civilian law enforcement activities is timely considering the U.S. Government's revamped strategies to promote more capable and effective governments and improve security in southwest Asia.

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