A Theory of Special Operations

Spulak, Jr., Robert G.
January 2009
Military Technology;2009 Special Issue, Vol. 33, p23
The article discusses the theory of special operations of armed forces. It outlines the limitations of military forces and the relationship between conventional forces and special operations forces. It notes that special operations are missions to accomplish strategic objectives where the use of conventional forces would create unacceptable risks due to Clausewitzian friction.


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