Special operations forces have been characterized as uniquely suited to match the current security environment of increasingly diverse complex, and dynamic threats. With the Danish Defense Agreement of 2014, Denmark joined the ranks of some of its closest allies and established a Special Operations Command to oversee the development and deployment of Danish special operations. Yet, how exactly should Western special operations develop to stay abreast with evolving threats and which possibilities and challenges come with the establishment of dedicated special operations commands?
This anthology is the result of a research projec tproviding international interdisciplinary perspectives on special operations forces, based on three main themes:
- Leading and organizing for strategic effect
- Professional entrepreneurship and self-perceptions in special operations forces
- Political and popular perceptions of special operations forces