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dc.contributor.authorSimons, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T21:35:29Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T21:35:29Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationA. Simons, "'Scalpel' or 'easy button'? Neither - and some further considerations," Conference Proceedings no.4(a), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Special Operations Forces, Chapter 9, (2017) pp.168-188.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/55331
dc.description.abstractWhen examining the political risk implications of using SOF, it is important to acknowledge that political risks may be impossible to accurately calculate, since whether an operation or mission proves worthwhile will depend on who is doing the assessing, at what moment in time, and for what ends. Indeed, some missions may yield results whose value degrade rather than increase over time. This seems truer of expeditionary Direct Action (DA) missions than is commonly recognized. Expeditionary Military Assistance (MA) missions, on the other hand, can have a long-lasting strategic impact, but only if careful thought is given to how to employ MA and SOF strategically.en_US
dc.format.extent22 p.en_US
dc.publisherRoyal Danish Defence Collegeen_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.title'Scalpel' or 'easy button'? Neither - and some further considerationsen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)en_US


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