A remedy to crises: Danish special operations forces in whole-of-government stabilization engagements
Soerensen, Birger E.
Gregg, Heather S.
Sepp Kalev I.
MetadataShow full item record
In 2013, the Danish government crafted a policy to guide its integrated stabilization efforts in fragile and conflict-affected states, emphasizing the prevention of violent conflict. This capstone project provides recommendations and guidelines for Danish politicians and the Danish defense command to operationalize this policy and define the supportive role that Danish special operations forces (DANSOF) can play. The capstone draws from a rich body of stabilization literature to provide working definitions for a whole-of-government approach; goals, measures of success, and risk assessment; capacity- and state-building strategies; and the incorporation of intelligence and information operations. This research also considers DANSOF capabilities and recent involvement in Afghanistan to identify the various roles DANSOF can play in stabilization operations. To increase the chances of successful stabilization efforts, it is essential that international efforts be well coordinated, including goals, ways, and means. This capstone recommends that DANSOF can support these efforts in roles such as prevention, reconnaissance, intelligence gathering and assessment, security, capacity building, support to national and international agencies, and liaison with international agencies and local authorities.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Sutherland, Sean P. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-09);Traditional warfare has taken on a new meaning in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Winning peace has become just as important as winning the war. In the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq that ...
Andersen, Bo C.; Arleth, Niels B. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-12);The quantitative shortage of special operations aviation within NATO has resulted in canceled special operations in Afghanistan, targets not being actioned, and Danish Special Operations Forces (SOF) being deployed to Mali ...
Who is guarding Serbia's borders? as assessment of Serbia's progress in border security development and reform Rose, Christi A. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2011-06);This study considers how Serbian border security sector reform illuminates questions of force and statecraft in a southern European nation. In 2006, Serbia became a member of the Partnership for Peace (PfP), a step toward ...