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Specialoperationer & McRavens principer: en teoriprövande tvåfallstudie på Operation Neptune’s Spear & Operation Gothic Serpent.
Swedish Defence University.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A conventional army is required to meet many needs and face many threats. However, when conventional warfare methods do not make the cut, Special Operations and Special Forces become a necessity. However, there exists few theories that sufficiently explain how Special Forces units around the world accomplishes these Special Operations. One of the few researches who has developed a theory regarding Special Operations is William H. McRaven with his theory of relative superiority

 

McRaven´s theory proposes that there are six principles which determine the success of a Special Forces unit´s ability to plan, prepare and execute a Special Operation. The aim of the study is to understand McRaven´s theory´s explanatory power in explaining the results of Operation Neptune Spear and Operation Gothic Serpent.

 

This study concludes that Operation Neptune spear attained almost all of the required principles. However, Operation Gothic serpent lacked half of the required principles. In order to create a favourable relation, one must create synergy between the principles in order to achieve relative superiority. The study concludes by illustrating that McRaven´s theory´s explanatory power increased.

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2019. , p. 41
Keywords [sv]
William H. McRaven, specialförband, specialoperationer, Operation Neptune’s Spear, Operation Gothic Serpent
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-8590DiVA, id: diva2:1324015
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Officersprogrammet (OP)
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2019-07-12 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved

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