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dc.contributor.advisorMcCormick, Gordon
dc.contributor.advisorSepp, Kalev I.
dc.contributor.authorVesterby, Jesper
dc.contributor.authorDaugherty, Nick
dc.contributor.authorvan Rooij, Patric C.A.T.
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:18:18Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:18:18Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44682
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis will serve to answer the central question: What is the future for Special Operations Forces in the Arctic? The Arctic environment demands specially trained military personnel and units. Over time, the requirement for states to be able to operate in the Arctic is increasing while, for many, the capability to do so is decreasing. Future operations in the Arctic will depend on Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) relationships. The operational environment of the Arctic currently lacks infrastructure, satellite and communication coverage, and strategic-through-tactical mobility. The key recommendations from this thesis are: Current and/or future exercises should reflect Arctic-specific challenges. Networks, such as the Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Network, should be empowered to address Arctic challenges. National SOF should participate regularly in Joint and International Arctic training exercises. Unit commands and mission planners should see analogies between current problems in other littoral regions of the world and the Arctic, and prepare accordingly.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/whatisfuturefors1094544682
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_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.titleWhat is the future for SOF in the Arctic?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBlanken, Leo
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorArcticen_US
dc.subject.authorArctic Councilen_US
dc.subject.authorHigh Northen_US
dc.subject.authorUNCLOSen_US
dc.subject.authorUNCLCSen_US
dc.subject.authorIMOen_US
dc.subject.authorSpecial Operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorSpecial Operation Forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorSOFen_US
dc.subject.authorNATOen_US
dc.subject.authorEUen_US
dc.subject.authorNSHQen_US
dc.subject.authorSOCOMen_US
dc.subject.authorEUCOMen_US
dc.subject.authorSOCEURen_US
dc.subject.authorNORTHCOMen_US
dc.subject.authorSOCNORTHen_US
dc.subject.authorPACCOMen_US
dc.subject.authorSOCPACen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. Special Forcesen_US
dc.subject.author10th Special Forces Groupen_US
dc.subject.authorDanish Special Forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorFrømandskorpseten_US
dc.subject.authorJaegerkorpseten_US
dc.subject.authorDutch Special Forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorNetherlands Maritime Special Operation Forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorNLMARSOFen_US
dc.subject.authorKorps Commandotroepenen_US
dc.subject.authorKCTen_US
dc.subject.authorCanadaen_US
dc.subject.authorJTF Northen_US
dc.subject.authorNorwayen_US
dc.subject.authorNorwegian Joint Headquartersen_US
dc.subject.authorDenmarken_US
dc.subject.authorDanish Arctic commanden_US
dc.subject.authorAKOen_US
dc.subject.authorRussiaen_US
dc.subject.authorRussian Northern Fleet-Unified Strategic Commanden_US
dc.subject.authorUnited States. CPen_US
dc.subject.authorHROen_US
dc.subject.authorMCTen_US
dc.subject.authorSAR.en_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Royal Danish Air Forceen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, Royal Netherlands Marine Corpsen_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


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