Theses and Dissertations
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The future of raiding lessons in raiding tactics from the Indian wars and law enforcement
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-06)
The War on Terror is a fight between states and non-state actors. In this struggle, raiding has emerged as an important tactic used to deny enemy safe haven, to kill and capture known terrorists, and to gain vital ...
Special forces recruiting the operational need for targeted recruitment of first and second generation Americans
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-12)
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the operational impact of recruiting first generation Americans directly into Special Forces. Much as the draft inadvertently did during World War II, the Army could take much ...
Deterring cross-border conflict in the Horn of Africa a case study of Kenya-Uganda border
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-06)
This case study will analyze the nature of cross-border conflicts and deterrence measures in the Horn of Africa with a focus on the pastoral communities of Pokot, Turkana, and the Karamojong. These communities in ...
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-03)
The purpose of this thesis is to understand warlordism, and in particular, the warlord environment in Afghanistan. Weak central authority in the state of Afghanistan has been a political tradition due largely to a patronage ...
Transitioning to Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-09)
The Air Force is currently developing Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV). The UCAV is projected for initial testing by 2010. However, after reviewing the Office of Secretary of Defense's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap ...
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