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dc.contributor.advisorBorer, Douglas A.
dc.contributor.authorHilden, Arto I.
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T22:48:57Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T22:48:57Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/61384
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the role of Finnish Special Operations Forces (FINSOF) in the northern Europe’s changing security environment by examining ways that FINSOF can become flexible enough to face rising hybrid threats from Russia. In order to become Finland’s strategic-level first response force against hybrid threats, both at home and abroad, FINSOF will require some integration and reshaping of its structures and tasks. Using three scenarios situated in the Baltic Sea area, this study analyzes FINSOF according to its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats in order to develop the force into a more efficient tool of the Finnish government. In order to develop new structures and tasks, FINSOF requires a SOF-specific doctrine with a vision and clear goals, which would lay out a path for FINSOF to follow as it evolves. FINSOF’s ability to counter hybrid threats in the future will require flexibility, utilizing tailored forces and scalable command structures.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theroleofthefinn1094561384
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleTHE ROLE OF THE FINNISH SPECIAL OPERATIONS IN THE SPACE BETWEEN PEACE AND CRISISen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRice, Ian C.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorSpecial operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorFinnish special operations forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorFINSOFen_US
dc.subject.authorFinlanden_US
dc.subject.authorthe Baltic Seaen_US
dc.subject.authornorthern Europeen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, Army, Finlanden_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid32108
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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