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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorReed, Donald K.
dc.contributor.authorUpperman, Matthew P.
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:39:13Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:39:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38999
dc.description.abstractDetermining who is the right indigenous leader for U.S. forces to work with in a complex environment during irregular and unconventional warfare is a complicated endeavor, affected by countless factors. Selecting, vetting, and influencing indigenous leaders in foreign countries has been a key task of U.S. Special Operations Forces since its inception, but to date Special Operations Forces often struggles with mastering this, as evidenced by recent experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. The primary aim of this thesis is to improve this capability. To assist with the future selection and vetting of indigenous leaders, this thesis introduces a leader selection heuristic. It is the authors contention is that to find the right individual requires correctly identifying particular attributes, features, and behaviors in both the individual and the environment.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thegoodbadndugly1094538999
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.titleThe good, the bad, and the ugly: selecting and vetting indigenous leadersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLober, George;Lee, Doowan
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorNon-lethal targetingen_US
dc.subject.authorhuman domainen_US
dc.subject.authorirregular warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorunconventional warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorspecial warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorindigenous leader selectionen_US
dc.subject.authorindigenous leader vettingen_US
dc.subject.authorinfluenceen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial movement theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorspecial operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorHamid Karzaien_US
dc.subject.authorRamon Magsaysayen_US
dc.subject.authorAhmed Chalabien_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Science In Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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