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US National Security interests in Africa and the future Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) : a proposal to create an African Regional Combatant Command and a Regional African Special Operations Command
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-09)
"The purpose of this thesis is to address the current need for a unified or sub-unified military egional combatant command headquarters within Africa. The United States needs such a command in order to protect U.S. national ...
Tibet and China: history, insurgency, and beyond
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2003-06)
This thesis examines the history of insurgency in Tibet with an eye to the future. It offers background about the historical relations between Tibet and China in order to highlight why Tibet feels it is an independent ...
Exploiting tribal networks through conflict
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-09)
In the current fight against Islamic extremism, the United States is challenged in its ability to isolate and target specific individuals and groups in select regional environments - efforts that are arguably symptomatic ...
Better lucky than good a theory of unconventional minds and the power of "who"
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-12)
The irregular nature of the Long War, coupled with the contemporary experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq, are forcing the Department of Defense (DoD) to reexamine its institutional ability to conduct irregular warfare. The ...
Suicide terrorism how psychological operations can make a difference
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-09)
Military Psychological Operations (PSYOP) is based on a Cold War construct that has not been significantly overhauled since the end of that era. Today's most pressing challenge, the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) requires ...
Swimming with the natives cultural immersion an its applications for Naval Special Warfare
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-09)
The Assessment and Investment Model (AIM) introduced in 2003 a fiscally constrained The New Enemy hides in the shadows of anonymity. As of September 11, 2001, combat in today's world is much more challenging and requires ...
Adapting the vehicle mounted tactical loudspeaker system to today's operational environment
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-12)
From the time they were first used by the United States Army during World War II, loudspeakers have proven to be an effective means for tactical psychological operations (PSYOP) teams to disseminate messages to their ...
The potential for religious conflict in the United States Military
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-12)
The 2004 presidential election seemed to signal growing religious fervor across the political spectrum. Members of the media and pollsters alike were left wondering what went on inside the voting booth. Religion has long ...
The role of cultural understanding and language training in unconventional warfare
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-12)
The level of violence has not only increased constantly over the last decades, but has also shifted in nature from conventional to unconventional. Given these circumstances, Romania's national interests call for the ...
Organized crime in the United States organizational analogies for counterinsurgency strategy
(Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-12)
As modern warfare moves towards the lower end of the intensity spectrum, conventional forces are placed in unconventional roles outside their traditional high intensity military specialty. By showing that there are analogies ...
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