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Unconventional Economics: Operational Economics in Unconventional Warfare   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Foreword: "In 'Unconventional Economics: Operational Economics in Unconventional Warfare', Major Riley Post and retired colonel Dr. Jeffrey Peterson offer a compelling look into economic activities and influence in the context of unconventional warfare (UW). The value of this monograph lies in the creation of a framework that provides a structured approach for UW practitioners to employ as they assess and analyze economic factors that influence and support insurgency movements. With this framework, the UW practitioner is offered a way to simplify the varied and complex economic activities that are required to support equally complex resistance operations. This framework evaluates economic activities in a complex environment-- not simply as an isolated variable. By recognizing that these activities and their effects on resistance movements interact in an environmental mosaic, one that is impacted by political, military, and information activities, the authors present a powerful critical thinking tool for the SOF [Special Operations Forces] operator."

Report Number:
JSOU Report 16-5; Joint Special Operations University Report 16-5
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Date:
2016
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Special Operations Command Library: https://jsou.libguides.com/
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pdf
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