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Author Long, Austin G., author

Title Building special operations partnerships in Afghanistan and beyond : challenges and best practices from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Colombia / Austin Long, Todd C. Helmus, S. Rebecca Zimmerman, Christopher M. Schnaubelt, Peter Chalk
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 100 pages)
Contents Preface -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One: Introduction -- Chapter Two: SOF Partnership in Afghanistan: The Ministry of Interior's National Mission Units -- Chapter Three: SOF Partnership in Afghanistan: The Ministry of Interior's Provincial Response Companies -- Chapter Four: SOF Partnership in Afghanistan: The ANASOF Special Operations Kandaks -- Chapter Five: SOF Partnership in Iraq -- Chapter Six: SOF Partnership in Colombia -- Chapter Seven: Best Practices and Recommendations for SOF Partnering -- Chapter Eight: Conclusion: SOF Partnership Beyond Afghanistan -- Appendix: Interview Protocol -- References
Summary "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
Notes "RR-713-OSD."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-100)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed August 18, 2015)
Subject Internal security -- Afghanistan.
Internal security -- Colombia.
Internal security -- Iraq.
Military assistance, American -- Afghanistan.
Military assistance, American -- Colombia.
Military assistance, American -- Iraq.
Nation-building -- Afghanistan.
Nation-building -- Colombia.
Nation-building -- Iraq.
Soldiers -- Training of -- Afghanistan.
Soldiers -- Training of -- Colombia.
Soldiers -- Training of -- Iraq.
Afghanistan -- Armed Forces -- Training of.
Colombia -- Armed Forces -- Training of.
Iraq -- Armed Forces -- Training of.
United States -- Military relations -- Afghanistan.
United States -- Military relations -- Colombia.
United States -- Military relations -- Iraq.
Form Electronic book
Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), issuing body
ISBN 0833087606 (electronic bk.)
0833087622 (electronic bk.)
9780833087607 (electronic bk.)
9780833087621 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Challenges and best practices from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Colombia