Special Operations Theory

Authored by:
Peter Mccabe, Colin Gray, Paul Lieber, Bernd Horn, Harry Karger, Tom Searle, Emily Spencer, James Kiras, Francisco Wong-Diaz, Travis Homiak, Kurt Müller, Charles Cleveland, David Barrato, Robert Spulak Jr.
Published on 8/1/2017

This edited volume is the third of three volumes that follow from an August 2016 JSOU symposium, Theory of Special Operations. This compendium of articles is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of special operations theory. Rather, it is intended to continue the conversation and, at least, bring to a culminating point the argument over whether a theory of special operations is necessary and if the suggestions are suitable, feasible, and acceptable. The editors of this compendium, JSOU resident senior fellows, highlight opposing views and conclude with an academic, joint special operations perspective on the status of the theory argument. No matter where you stand on the subject, this is worth your time and consideration.