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Identifying Special Operations as a Distinct Foreign Policy Instrument

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  • Anton Asklund Johnsen
This chapter briefly discusses political premises for the question asked and secondly provides a condensed research review that relate to the question. The author discusses questions on civilian control and the advancement of special operations and finds it specifically important for SOF to be able to clarify and explain what special operations strategic qualities exactly are.
The author then elaborates on specific elements of special operations with a point of departure in the “cognitive maps of SOF” as formulated in the research question. The author recommends that in order to influence policy on special operations, it is essential to have insight into the instrument’s capabilities and limitations, as this provides the prerequisites for sound contextual strategic analysis.
TitelInterdisciplinary Perspectives on Special Operations Forces
RedaktørerGitte Højstrup Christensen
Udgivelses stedCopenhagen
ForlagRoyal Danish Defence College
Publikationsdato7 apr. 2017
ISBN (Trykt)978-87-7147-182-3
StatusUdgivet - 7 apr. 2017
BogserieFAK Conference Proceedings
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