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dc.contributor.advisorRothstein, Hy
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Jeremy L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:32:26Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:32:26Z
dc.date.issued2004-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1608
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA "Bold Case for Unconventional Warfare" argues for the establishment of a new branch of service, with the sole responsibility of conducting Unconventional Warfare. The thesis statement is: Unconventional Warfare is a viable tool for achieving national security objectives under certain circumstances. Hypothesis One states that in order for UW to be effective it must be managed in accordance with specific principles. Hypothesis Two states that to optimize UW a new branch of service under the Department of Defense is required. Chapter II establishes the strategic requirement, laying the foundation by explaining the differences between UW and conventional warfare. Chapter III explains the requirements for dealing with substate conflicts. Chapter IV articulates the operational construct for UW revolving around an indigenous-based force in order for the US to gain influence in a targeted population. The second half of this thesis, Chapters V - VI, analyzes policy, doctrine, and schooling, as well as case studies of USSF efforts in the Vietnam War and El Salvador in order to reveal a conventional military aversion to the use of UW. The conceptual discussion of Chapters I thru IV supported by the research of Chapters V and VI together make "A Bold Case for UW."en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/transformationbo109451608
dc.format.extentxiv, 113 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpecial forces (Military science)en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshGuerrilla warfareen_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary art and scienceen_US
dc.titleTransformation a bold case for unconventional warfareen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTucker, David
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States 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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