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dc.contributor.advisorRoberts, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorKihl, Tom-Erik
dc.contributor.authorCarling, Jonas
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:17:48Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:17:48Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44594
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this capstone project is to provide recommendations to Norwegian Special Operations Command (NORSOCOM) and Swedish Special Operations Command (SWESOCOM) on how to utilize and contribute to the U.S. Special Operations Command´s Global Special Operations Forces Network initiative. The project explains social network theory, analyzes the GSN, and suggests how NORSOCOM and SWESOCOM can manage their GSN membership. The research extends to include potential aspirations of a national network. The GSN effort is a thoroughly well-thought-out concept nested in U.S. strategy. USSOCOM’s leadership in the GSN can be described as informal, cooperative, and communicative with partner nations and agencies. The network has no alliance-like requirements, which makes membership for partner nations low cost. NORSOCOM and SWESOCOM have been forward-thinking, and are well positioned for an evolving GSN. However, from a network perspective, further actions are required to counter expected challenges and to utilize the membership more effectively. The national commands should inform national stakeholders to build support, establish national network managers, and participate in burden sharing. The GSN membership can provide the policy level with an alternative security cooperation forum that has access to information and resources. The GSN membership should be leveraged to enhance national networks.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theglobalspecial1094544594
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleThe Global Special Operations Forces network from a partner-nation perspectiveen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSepp, Kalev I.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorglobal SOF Networken_US
dc.subject.authorGSNen_US
dc.subject.authorUSSOCOMen_US
dc.subject.authorpartner nationsen_US
dc.subject.authornetwork managersen_US
dc.subject.authornetworksen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial networksen_US
dc.subject.authornetwork performanceen_US
dc.subject.authorSpecial operations forcesen_US
dc.subject.authornational SOF networksen_US
dc.subject.author21st threatsen_US
dc.subject.authorTSOCen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Norwegian Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Swedish Navyen_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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