The Abbottabad raid and the theory of special operations

  title={The Abbottabad raid and the theory of special operations},
  author={James J. Wirtz},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  • J. Wirtz
  • Published 1 June 2021
  • History
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
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