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5.0 von 5 Sternen Developed theoretical models to explain SPEC OPS how and why, 26. März 1999
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McRaven is the first author that I have read that has develop theoretical models that explain the "how" and "why" of special operations. He is the first "operator" that has moved beyond the operational world into doctrinal theory. All other authors have made their attempt in the fictional world - McRaven does it in the "real" world. His detailed examination of selected SPEC OPS missions since 1940 is particularly effective. Having read many first person accounts of the historical missions that appeared in his book I could find minor fault with only one of his observations. With over 18 years of hands on experience in SPEC OPS almost everything he talks about tracks very closely with my personal experience. "SPEC OPS" should be required reading of all senior enlisted personnel and officers serving in USSOCOM and its subordinated commands.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen How a small force can defy the odds to defeat a larger force, 11. Juli 1998
The author, a Navy SEAL officer, provides a theory of special operations to explain how small, elite units consistently defeat larger forces. "The theory states that special operations forces are able to achieve relative superiority over the enemy if they prepare a simple plan, which is carefully concealed, repeatedly and realistically rehearsed, and executed with surprise, speed, and purpose." He tests his theory against eight historical examples of special operations. These show how special operations units are able to reduce their area of vulnerability (a function of mission-completion over time) and reduce what Clausewitz termed the friction of war (the will of the enemy, chance, and uncertainty) through the moral factors of courage, boldness, intellect, and perseverance. The author identifies certain principles that must be adhered to for success by special operations forces. These are simplicity, security, repetition, surprise, speed, and purpose. The historical examples clearly illustrate these principles and show the pitfalls of ignoring them. It is noteworthy that the author provides a definition of special operations which differs from official U.S. doctrine: "Operations conducted by forces specially trained, equipped, and supported for a specific target whose destruction elimination, or rescue (in the case of hostages) is a political or military imperative." The book is an excellent primer for special operations soldiers and a wake-up call for conventional force leaders.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A complete study of special operations theory and practice., 28. April 1998
Von Ein Kunde
This book does for special operations warfare what B. H. Liddell-Hart did for conventional warfare. It is a complete theory on the way in which modern special operations should be conducted. The six examples of successful operations outlined in the book demonstrate the theories he presents, and he evaluates the success (and occasional failure) of the operations in a clear and understandable manner. As a textbook, it is a comprehensive, scientific guide for all special forces trainees, personnel, and commanders. As a general interst book, it is easily understood by those who have some familiarity with military terms and procedures. The book would be of little interest to the casual reader who is only mildly interested in the military; it is a book of theory and application written for those who are in or are familiar with the miltary. However, few other books are as clear a guide to the conduct of warfare as this book is. It is designed to be, and is, a comprehensive textbook on special operations. It should be, in my opinion, required reading for anyone making policy for armed forces, and for anyone in or associated with special forces.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Theory and Practice in Special Operations, 18. März 1999
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William McRaven's book is a text that could be considered "a general and special theory" of special operations. The author defines special operations, then outlines key criteria to consider in planning and execution. Then, he tests the criteria against eight case studies to determine to determine why, and to what degree, each op succeeded or failed. Not content with secondary sources, Captain McRaven personally interviewed surviving particpants, and did "terrain walks" at several battlefield locations. His combination of historical research and special operations theory is a work that is superb military theory as well as concise history of special operations. The book is clearly aimed at SOF personnel, and those who work with them. However, anyone with an interest in special operations should read this book. For myself, I found it to be excellent background material for my work with special operations forces.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Ausgezeichnetes Lehrbuch..., 10. September 2014
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.... mit detaillierter und tiefgründiger Untersuchung des Themas, tiefgründig recherchiert und sehr gut dargestellt anhand von historischen Ereignissen wird das Thema sehr gut mit praktischen Beispielen belegt und Klargestellt.
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