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dc.contributor.advisorPorch, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorKorn, Alexander B.
dc.dateSep-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T23:36:13Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T23:36:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/37654
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis applies net assessment to the Colombian Governments protracted campaign against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in order to determine proper metrics to track progress in counterinsurgency warfare. Net assessment is used to analyze potential centers of gravity to determine the correct center of gravity. Armed with the correct center of gravity, potential critical vulnerabilities are examined. Finally, once the correct critical vulnerability is identified, metrics are assessed, in order to determine which metrics accurately track progress in attacking the identified center of gravity. As debate exists as to the true nature of the FARC, this thesis applies the above methodology to the FARC as both an ideological insurgent group and a narco-criminal organization, and identifies different centers of gravity, critical vulnerabilities and metrics in each case.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/assessingvictory1094537654
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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAssessing victory: how to identify the correct measures of success in counterinsurgency warfare-the case of the FARC in Colombiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSepp, Kalev I.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorColombiaen_US
dc.subject.authorFARCen_US
dc.subject.authorMetricsen_US
dc.subject.authorNet Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.authorCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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