Book Barriers to Special Operations Forces-led counterterrorism effectiveness / Barnett S. Koven and Katy Lindquist.
Associated Name: Lindquist, Katy, author.
Associated Name: U.S. Special Operations Command, issuing body.
Associated Name: Joint Special Operations University (U.S.). JSOU Press, publisher.
Publication year: 2021.
Call Number U262 .J65 no.21-7
Media class: Book
Publisher: MacDill Air Force Base, Florida : JSOU Press
ISBN: 9781941715598 1941715591
Series title: JSOU report ; 21-7
Extent: xiii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
"Koven and Lindquist address the main problems with Special Operations Forces (SOF) counterterrorism (CT) effectiveness: lack of grand strategy, overemphasis on disruption-focused CT, limitations to existing interagency processes, and barriers to effective international CT cooperation. The authors demonstrate this in two case studies of the Philippines and Colombia. Using the simple formula of Terrorism = Motivation + Operational Capability, the authors posit that terrorism and CT at their core are political phenomenons. Targeting capabilities without addressing motivation is insufficient, and counterproductive. The monograph wraps up by providing suggestions for areas for improvement that SOF could implement to improve CT effectiveness."--
Part I. Considerations for conducting effective counterterrorism. Terrorism and counterterrorism: in theory and (U.S.) practice -- Thinking strategically about counterterrorism -- Special Operations Forces counterterrorism and the interagency process -- U.S. Special Operations Forces and overseas counterterrorism partnerships -- Part II. Limited achievement: reexamining two oft-cited Special Operations Forces counterterrorism success stories: The Philippines and Colombia. U.S. Special Operations Forces counterterrorism in the Philippines: tactical successes without strategic gains -- U.S. Special Operations Forces counterterrorism in Colombia: winning the war, losing the peace -- Part III. Insights and recommendations for future Special Operations Forces counterterrorism efforts. Improving Special Operations Forces counterterrorism effectiveness.