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Special Warfare in and Through Cyberspace: Shaping the Operational Environment in the Human Domain   [open pdf - 423KB]

"United States Special Operations Command's contribution to unified land operations is through United States Army Special Operations Command's critical capabilities of special warfare and surgical strike. Special warfare is unique in its reliance on indigenous war fighting capacity to stabilize or destabilize operational environments. Special warfare, as a critical capability, and the conceptual application of special warfare in and through cyberspace must address special warfare's contribution to operational art in the human domain. This study uses a qualitative content analysis to explore the linkages between special warfare operations and cyberspace operations to support joint force commanders and U.S. embassy country teams in shaping the human domain. Further, cyber-enabled special warfare is explored through a typology of human action as a framework of analysis to develop methods of integrating cyberspace operations and special warfare. A thesis presented to the Faculty of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree MASTER OF MILITARY ART AND SCIENCE General Studies"

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2017-06-09
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Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library: http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/
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