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Building special operations partnerships in Afghanistan and beyond: challenges and best practices from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Colombia

Building special operations partnerships in Afghanistan and beyond: challenges and best practices from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Colombia

Long, Austin G., author

"Building the capacity of Afghan Special Operations Forces (SOF) is a key goal of the United States and its coalition partners. This report summarizes key partnering practices and presents findings from SOF partnership case studies in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Colombia. The goal is to identify best practices to benefit the development of Afghan SOF, as well as for special operations partnerships beyond Afghanistan"--Publisher's description

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND 2015

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Statement of responsibility: Austin Long, Todd C. Helmus, S. Rebecca Zimmerman, Christopher M. Schnaubelt, Peter Chalk
ISBN: 0833087606, 0833087622, 9780833087607, 9780833087621
Note: "RR-713-OSD."
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-100).
Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed August 18, 2015).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xix, 100 pages)
Subject: United States Military relations Colombia.; Soldiers Training of Colombia.; Soldiers Training of Afghanistan.; United States Military relations Iraq.; Military assistance, American Colombia.; Colombia Armed Forces Training of.; Internal security Colombia.; HISTORY Middle East General.; Internal security Afghanistan.; Afghanistan Armed Forces Training of.; Nation-building Afghanistan.; Nation-building Iraq.; United States Military relations Afghanistan.; Military assistance, American Iraq.; Nation-building Colombia.; Soldiers Training of Iraq.; Iraq Armed Forces Training of.; Military assistance, American Afghanistan.; Internal security Iraq.
Alternative Title: Challenges and best practices from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Colombia
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access

Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Summary
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Abbreviations
  5. Chapter One: Introduction
  6. Chapter Two: SOF Partnership in Afghanistan: The Ministry of Interior's National Mission Units
  7. Chapter Three: SOF Partnership in Afghanistan: The Ministry of Interior's Provincial Response Companies
  8. Chapter Four: SOF Partnership in Afghanistan: The ANASOF Special Operations Kandaks
  9. Chapter Five: SOF Partnership in Iraq
  10. Chapter Six: SOF Partnership in Colombia
  11. Chapter Seven: Best Practices and Recommendations for SOF Partnering
  12. Chapter Eight: Conclusion: SOF Partnership Beyond Afghanistan
  13. Appendix: Interview Protocol
  14. References.