Special Operations, Irregular Warfare, and Operational Art: A Theory of Special Operations

@inproceedings{Harris2013SpecialOI,
  title={Special Operations, Irregular Warfare, and Operational Art: A Theory of Special Operations},
  author={W. D. Harris},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract : Despite the rapid expansion of special operations forces around the world, their strategic utility rests on obscure foundations. Building on the insights of the literature on special operations it is possible to construct a theory of special operations that explains the nature of special operations forces and the conditions that favor the successful pursuit of strategic purpose through special operations tactical actions. The theory predicts that states will increasingly create… Expand
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