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The roles of decision makers in special operations

dc.contributor.advisorRothstein, Hy
dc.contributor.authorAykac, Kazim
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.contributor.secondreaderBorer, Douglas
dc.dateDec-16
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-09T00:02:31Z
dc.date.available2017-02-09T00:02:31Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the roles of decision makers in three phases of a special operation: the approval phase, the preparation phase, and the execution phase. The author argues that the level of decision makers' involvement should be high in the approval phase, medium in the preparation phase, and low in the execution phase. Four special operations—Operation Thunderbolt, Operation Nimrod, Operation Eagle Claw, and the Moscow Theater Hostage Crisis—which were conducted by different countries' Special Forces, are studied in order to test the argument. Ultimately, this thesis seeks to draw attention to the specific roles that decision makers should perform for a successful special operation. It concludes by offering these specific activities for decision makers: Examining Less Risky Options, Gaining International and Domestic Support, Delegating Authority, Establishing Clear Chain of Command, Selecting Appropriate Units, Gaining Time, Coordinating, and Preserving Secrecy.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceFirst Lieutenant, Turkish Armyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/therolesofdecisi1094551595
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/51595
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.authorspecial operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorroles of decision makersen_US
dc.subject.authorapproval phaseen_US
dc.subject.authorpreparation phaseen_US
dc.subject.authorexecution phaseen_US
dc.subject.authorOperation Thunderbolten_US
dc.subject.authorOperation Nimroden_US
dc.subject.authorOperation Eagle Clawen_US
dc.subject.authorthe Moscow Theater Hostage Crisisen_US
dc.titleThe roles of decision makers in special operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
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