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dc.contributor.advisorTucker, David C.
dc.contributor.authorDobocan, Claudiu O.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:31:15Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:31:15Z
dc.date.issued2004-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1316
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution in unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn a world in which the use of violence continues to be viewed as an acceptable method to pursue political goals, the use of terrorism as a political method will also continue. And within that world, in the coming years, hostage rescues and other direct actions to combat terrorism are likely to be the most frequent type of missions conducted by state special operations forces, including those of Romania. This thesis explores the importance of integrating three types of decisions-informational, structural, and operational-for the successful outcome of special operations. The thesis analyzes four operations, conducted by American, Belgian, and Israeli forces, and the circumstances of their positive or negative outcomes. The historical cases show that, if any one of the three types of decisions was not integrated with the other two, the operation was doomed. The analysis also reveals that the integration of decision-making can best be realized by using interagency coordination mechanisms and a collocation of decision-makers, especially for situations in which command arrangements are highly complicated or unclear. In light of the findings in the four case studies, an analysis of the Romanian Special Operations Forces reveals that its overall structure does not favor either immediate-response or high-complexity missions. The thesis concludes with a number of recommendations for short- and long-term mitigation of current command and control problems faced by Romanian Special Operations Forces.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/decisionsintegra109451316
dc.format.extentxiv, 145 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDecision makingen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpecial forces (Military science)en_US
dc.subject.lcshRomaniaen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpecial operations (Military science)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCongo (Democratic Republic)en_US
dc.subject.lcshKisanganien_US
dc.subject.lcshUgandaen_US
dc.subject.lcshEntebbeen_US
dc.subject.lcshIranen_US
dc.subject.lcshTehranen_US
dc.subject.lcshSomaliaen_US
dc.subject.lcshMogadishuen_US
dc.titleDecisions integration a critical necessity for special operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGustaitis, Peter J.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorDecision theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorInformational decisionen_US
dc.subject.authorOrganizational/structural decisionen_US
dc.subject.authorOperational decisionen_US
dc.subject.authorOperation DRAGON ROUGE/NOIRen_US
dc.subject.authorOperation THUNDERBALL/JONATHANen_US
dc.subject.authorOperation EAGLE CLAWen_US
dc.subject.authorOperation GOTHIC SERPENTen_US
dc.subject.authorHostage rescueen_US
dc.subject.authorDirect actionen_US
dc.subject.authorStanleyvilleen_US
dc.subject.authorEntebbeen_US
dc.subject.authorTeheranen_US
dc.subject.authorMogadishuen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Romanian Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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