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dc.contributor.advisorRothstein, Hy
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Pattric R.
dc.contributor.authorZiobro, Matthew D.
dc.dateMarch 2015
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T19:17:54Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T19:17:54Z
dc.date.issued2015-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45237
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThroughout its history, the United States has demonstrated an ability to effect regime change through the use of special warfare, particularly clandestine and covert operations. However, these regime changes have failed to yield favorable, enduring strategic results for the United States. One reason for this failure can be attributed to the difficulty formulating a strategic narrative designed to elicit domestic and international support. Drawing from the tenets of social movement theory, this thesis examines the cases of the Iran Coup of 1953, the Guatemalan Coup of 1954, and the Nicaragua Revolution of 1978–1990 to analyze the impacts of operations aimed at shaping the perceptions of foreign target audiences in support of special warfare objectives. Furthermore, this thesis offers recommendations regarding the requisite means and organizational forms required to create strategic narratives that support influence operations in cases of regime change and other special warfare operation.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/changesinlatitud1094545237
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.titleChanges in latitudes, changes in attitudes: narrating a regime changeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLee, Doowan
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorMISOen_US
dc.subject.authorPSYOPen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial movement theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorregime changeen_US
dc.subject.authorinfluenceen_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


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