Special Forces, Strategy and the War on Terror: Warfare by Other Means

Special Forces, Strategy and the War on Terror: Warfare by Other Means

by Alastair Finlan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415380219

ISBN-13: 9780415380218

Pub. Date: 11/08/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume undertakes a systematic analysis of the relationship between Special Forces and contemporary strategy, explaining the resurgence of interest in Special Forces, particularly in the West, by exploring their appeal over traditional conventional force options in the current ‘War on Terror’.

Special Forces, Terrorism and Strategy

Overview

This volume undertakes a systematic analysis of the relationship between Special Forces and contemporary strategy, explaining the resurgence of interest in Special Forces, particularly in the West, by exploring their appeal over traditional conventional force options in the current ‘War on Terror’.

Special Forces, Terrorism and Strategy comprises four overarching themes:

  • theory and practice
  • command and control
  • culture and technology
  • operations and the ‘War on Terror’.

By developing a credible theory about the role of Special Forces in contemporary strategy, Alastair Finlan assesses the changing character of the relationship between conventional forces and Special Forces, illustrating the prominent role of these forces in the ‘War on Terror’.

This book will be of great interest to students of strategic studies and military history, as well as for professional military colleges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415380218
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/08/2007
Series:
Cass Military Studies Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Theory 2. Practice 3. Command and Control 4. Culture and Technology 5. 9/11 and Operation Enduring Freedom 6. Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Future of Special Forces 7. Notes 8. Bibliography

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