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Civilian Irregular Defense Group 1961

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Hoey, S. P. (2014). The civilian irregular defense group: behind the decision to change operational control. United States Army Command and General Staff College.

Kelly, F.J. (1973). U.S. Army Special Forces, 1961-1971. Department of the Army.

Prados, J. (2003). Lost crusader: the secret wars of CIA director William Colby Oxford University Press.

 

MACVSOG 1964

Gillespie, R.M. (2011). Black ops Vietnam: The operational history of MACVSOG. Maryland: Naval Institute Press

Operation Kingpin 1970

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Gillespie, R.M. (2011). Black ops Vietnam: The operational history of MACVSOG. Maryland: Naval Institute Press.

McRaven, W. H. (1996). Spec ops: Case studies in special operations warfare: Theory and practice. New York: Presidio Press.

Zimmerman, D.J. and Gresham, J.D. (2007). Beyond hell and back: How America’s special operations forces became the world’s greatest fighting unit. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Operation Thunderbolt 1976

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Boot, M. (2013). Invisible armies: An epic history of guerrilla warfare from ancient times to the present. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation.

David, S. (2015). Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the raid on Entebbe Airport, the most audacious hostage rescue mission in history. New York: Little, Brown & Company.

East. R. (1976). Keesing’s Record of World Events (Vol.22). London: Longman. Retrieved from http://web.stanford.edu/group/tomzgroup/pmwiki/uploads/1377-1976-08-KS-a-RCW.pdf

Harclerode, P. (2000). Secret soldiers: Special forces in the war against terrorism. London: Cassell & Co.

 

Kiras, J.D. (2006). Special operations and strategy: From World War II to the war on terrorism. London: Routledge.

McRaven, W.H. (1995). Spec ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice. New York: Presidio.

Netanyahu, I. (2002). Yoni’s last battle: The rescue at Entebbe, 1976. New York: Gefen Books.

William, S. (1976). 90 minutes at Entebbe: The full inside story of the spectacular Israeli counterterrorism strike and the daring rescue of 103 hostages. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.

El Salvador 1982-1992

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Bacevich, A.J., Hallums, J.D., White, R.H., & Yound, T.F. (1988). American military policy in small wars: The case of El Salvador. Washington: Pergamon-Brassey’s.

Crandall, R. (2014). America’s dirty wars: Irregular warfare from 1776 to the war on terror. New York: Cambridge University.

Joes, A.J. (2000). America and guerrilla warfare. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.

Long, A., Pezard, S., Loidolt, B., & Helmus, T.C. (2012). Locals rule: Historical lessons for creating local defense forces for Afghanistan and beyond. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

Manwaring, M.G. (2012). The complexity of modern asymmetric warfare. Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press.

Meara, W. R. (2010). Contra cross: Insurgency and tyranny in Central America, 1979-1989. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.

Paterson, P. (2016). Training surrogate forces in international humanitarian law: Lessons from Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, and Iraq. MacDill Air Force Base, Florida: The JSOU Press.

Rabe, S.G. (2016). The killing zone: The United States wages cold war in Latin America. New York: Oxford University Press.

Robinson, L. (2004). Masters of chaos: The secret history of Special Forces. New York: Public Affairs.

 

Operation Urgent Fury Grenada 1983

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Adams, T.K. (1998). US Special Operations Forces in action: The challenge of unconventional warfare. London: Frank Cass.

Adkin, M. (1989). Urgent Fury: The battle for Grenada. Massachusetts: Lexington Books.

Bolder, D.P. (1986, July). Operation Urgent Fury and its critics. Military Review. Retrieved from http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p124201coll1/id/255/rec/6

Burrowes, R. A. (1988). Revolution and rescue in Grenada: An account of the U.S.-Caribbean invasion. Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

Cole, R. H., & United States. (1997). Operation Urgent Fury: The planning and execution of joint operations in Grenada, 12 October-2 November 1983. Washington, DC: Joint History Office, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Retrieved from https://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/History/Monographs/Urgent_Fury.pdf

Ferguson, J., & Latin America Bureau. (1991). Grenada: Revolution in reverse. London: Latin America Bureau.

Finlayson, K. (2006). Task Force 160 in Operation Urgent Fury. Veritas, 2(2), 36-41. Retrieved from https://www.soc.mil/ARSOF_History/articles/v2n2_tf160_page_1.html

Heine, J. (1990). A revolution aborted: The lessons of Grenada. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Hogan, D. W. (1992). Raiders or elite infantry? The changing role of the U.S. Army Rangers from Dieppe to Grenada. Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

O'Shaughnessy, H. (1984). Grenada--revolution, invasion and aftermath. London: Hamish Hamilton with The Observer.

Payne, A., Sutton, P., & Thorndike, T. (1985). Grenada: Revolution and invasion. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Raines, E. F. (2010). The rucksack war: U.S. Army operational logistics in Grenada, 1983. Washington, D.C: Center of Military History, U.S. Army

Sandford, G. W. (U.S.). (1985). The New Jewel Movement: Grenada's revolution, 1979-1983. Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Dept. of State.

Operation Earnest Will 1987

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Wise, H.L. (2007). Inside the danger zone: The U.S. military in the Persian Gulf, 1987-1988. Maryland: Naval Institute Press.

Zatarain, L.A. (2008). Tanker war: America’s first conflict with Iran, 1987-1988. Philadelphia: Casemate.

Operation Just Cause 1989

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Center of Military History. (2004). Operation Just Cause: The incursion into Panama. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History. Retreived from: https://history.army.mil/html/books/070/70-85-1/cmhPub_70-85-1.pdf

Cole, R. H. (1995). Operation Just Cause: The planning and execution of joint operations in Panama, February 1988 – January 1990. Washington, D.C.: Joint History Office, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Retrieved from https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB443/docs/area51_22.PDF

Edwards, S.J.A. (2000). Mars unmasked: The changing face of urban operations. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.

Kempe, F. (1990). Divorcing the dictator: America’s bungled affair with Noriega. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Michaud, N., In Hensel, H. M., & In Michaud, N. (2016). Global media perspectives on the crisis in Panama. London: Routledge.

Quigley, J. (1990). The legality of the United States invasion of Panama. Yale Journal of International Law, 15(2), 276-315. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1561&context=yjil

Robertson, W. G., & Yates, L. A. (Eds.). (2003). Block by block: The challenges of urban Ooerations. Fort Leavenworth, KA: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Press.

Shultz, R. H. (1993). In the aftermath of war: US support for reconstruction and nation-building in Panama following Just Cause. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press.

Yates, L.A. (2008). The U.S. military intervention in Panama: Origins, planning, and crisis management June 1987-December 1989. Washington, DC: Center for Military History. Retrieved from https://history.army.mil/html/books/just_cause/CMH_55-1-1_Just_%20Cause_opt.pdf

Operation Desert Shield/Storm 1990-1991

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Briscoe, C. H., & United States Army Special Operations Command. (2009). All roads lead to Baghdad: Army special operations forces in Iraq. Boulder, CO: Paladin.

Schubert, F. N., Kraus, T. L., & Center of Military History. (2001). The whirlwind war: The United States Army in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Washington, D.C: Center of Military History, United States Army. Retrieved from https://history.army.mil/html/books/070/70-30-1/cmhPub_70-30-1.pdf

Stewart, R.W. (2010). War in the Persian Gulf: Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm August 1990-March 1991. Washington, D.C.: Center for Military History, United States Army. Retrieved from https://history.army.mil/html/books/070/70-117-1/CMH_70-117-1.pdf

Whitcomb, D.D. (2006). Combat search and rescue in Desert Storm. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press.

Operation Gothic Serpent 1993

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Center of Military History. (2003). United States forces, Somalia after action report and historical overview: The United States Army in Somalia, 1992-1994. Washington, D.C: United States Army, Center of Military History. Retrieved from https://history.army.mil/html/documents/somalia/SomaliaAAR.pdf

Ecklund, M. (2004). Personnel recovery operations for Special Operations Forces in urban environments: Modeling successful overt and clandestine methods of recovery. Monterey, CA: Naval Postgraduate School. Retrieved from https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/1159

Ecklund, M. (2004, May). Analysis of Operation Gothic Serpent TF ranger in Somalia. Special Warfare, 16(4), 38-47. Retrieved from https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/8232

Eversmann, M., & Schilling, D. (2006). Battle of Mogadishu: Firsthand accounts from the men of Task Force Ranger. New York: Ballantine Books.

Moyar, M. (2017). Oppose any foe: The rise of America’s Special Operations Forces. New York: Basic Books.

Neville, L. (2018). Day of the Rangers: The battle of Mogadishu 25 years on. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Poole, W. S., & United States. (2005). The effort to save Somalia, August 1992-March 1994. Washington, DC: Joint History Office, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Retreived from: https://www.jcs.mil/Portals/36/Documents/History/Monographs/Somalia.pdf

Operation Joint Endeavor 1995-1996

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Adams, T.K. (1993, October). SOF in peace-support operations. Special Warfare, 6(4), 2-7. Retrieved from https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/8283

Baumann, R.F., Gawrych, G.W., & Kretchik, W.E. (2004). Armed peacekeepers in Bosnia. Fort Leavenworth, KA: Combat Studies Institute Press.

Cody, P.R. (2005). Bosnia-Herzegovina: The U.S. Army’s role in peace enforcement operations, 1995-2004. Washington, D.C: United States Army, Center of Military History. Retrieved from https://history.army.mil/html/books/070/70-97-1/index.html

Joulwan, G.A., & Shoemaker, C.C. (1998). Civilian-military cooperation in the prevention of deadly conflict: Implementing agreements in Bosnia and beyond. Washington, DC: Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict.

Kirkpatrick, C. E. (2006). "Ruck it up!": The post-Cold War transformation of V Corps, 1990-2001. Washington, D.C: Dept. of the Army.

Raugh, H.E. (2009). Operation Joint Endeavor: V Corps in Bosnia-Herzegovina 1995-1996: An Oral History. Fort Leavenworth, KA: Combat Studies Institute Press. Retrieved from https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/OperationJointEndeavor.pdf

Siegel, P. C. (2008). Target Bosnia: Integrating information activities in peace operations NATO-lead operations in Bosnia Herzegovina December 1995-1997. Washington: National Defense University, Department of Defense.

Wentz, L. (1998). Lessons from Bosnia: The IFOR experience. Washington, D.C.: Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.

 

Operation Anaconda 2002

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Briscoe, C. H. (2006). All roads lead to Baghdad: Army Special Operations Forces in Iraq. Fort Bragg, N.C: USASOC History Office.

Briscoe, C.H. (2003). Weapon of choice: U.S. Army special operations forces in Afghanistan. Fort Leavenworth, KA: Combat Studies Institute Press.

Fontenot, G., Degen, E. J., & Tohn, D. (2005). On point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.

Grau, L.W., & Billingsley, D. (2011). Operation Anaconda: America’s first major battle in Afghanistan. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas

Kugler, R. L., Baranick, M., & Binnendijk, H. (2009). Operation Anaconda: Lessons for Joint Operations. Washington, DC: Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University. Retrieved from https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a496469.pdf

Lambeth, Benjamin S. (2006). Operation Anaconda. In Air power against terror: America's conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG166-1.html

Marzano, T. (2006). Criticisms associated with Operation Anaconda: Can long distance leadership be effective? Newport, RI: Naval War College, Joint Military Operations Department. Retrieved from https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a463654.pdf.

Naylor, S. (2005). Not a good day to die: The untold story of Operation Anaconda. New York: Berkley Books.

 

Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines 2002-2015

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Dunigan, M., Hoffmann, D., Chalk, P., Nichiporuk, B., & Deluca, P. (2012). “The case of Operation Enduring Freedom—Philippines.” In Characterizing and exploring the implications of maritime irregular warfare. 19-34. Santa Monica, CA; RAND Corporation. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/mg1127navy.10

Palilonis, D.C. (2009). Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines: A demonstration of economy of force. Newport, RI: Naval War College. Retrieved from https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=699145

Robinson, L. (2016). The SOF experience in the Philippines and the implications for future defense strategy. PRISM, 6(3), 151-167. Retrieved from https://cco.ndu.edu/Portals/96/Documents/prism/prism_6-3/Robinson.pdf?ver=2016-12-06-101054-373

Robinson, L., Johnston, P.B., & Oak, G.S. (2016). U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Philippines, 2001–2014. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2016.

Stentiford, B.M. (2018). Success in the shadows: Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines and the Global War on Terror, 2002-2015. Fort Leavenworth, KA: Combat Studies Institute Press. Retrieved from https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/success-in-the-shadows.pdf

Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2011

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Briscoe, C.H. (2005, Winter). Factors affecting ARSOF: Preparation for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Veritas, 1(1), 3-7. Retrieved from https://www.soc.mil/ARSOF_History/articles/v1n1_factors_affecting_arsof_page_1.html

Christie, K.A. (2006). Synchronization chaos: Command and control of special operations and conventional forces in shared battle space. Newport, RI: Naval War College. Retrieved from https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a463368.pdf Instructions for Paste and Spellcheck

Fontenot, G., Degen, E. J., & Tohn, D. (2005). On point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.

Keegan, J. (2004). The Iraq war. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

  • Call Number: DS 79.76 .K44 2004
  • See Index for various entries

Lambeth, B.S. (2013). The unseen war: Allied air power and the takedown of Saddam Hussein. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.

  • Call Number: DS 79.76 .L347 2013
  • See Index for Iraqi Freedom, Operation

Serena, C. (2014). It takes more than a network: The Iraqi insurgency and organizational adaptation. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

  • Call Number: DS 79076 .S457 2014
  • See Index for Coalition Forces in Iraq and Iraqi Insurgency

Knights, M. (2005). Cradle of conflict: Iraq and the birth of the modern U.S. military. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.

  • Call Number: DS 79076 .K65 2005
  • See Index for various entries

Tripp, R.S., Lynch, K.F., Drew, J.G., & Chan, E.W. (2004). Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces: Lessons from Operation Enduring Freedom. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Casey, G.W. (2012, October). Strategic reflections: Operation Iraqi Freedom July 2004-February 2007. Washington, DC: National Defense University Press. Retrieved from https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/Books/strategic-reflections.pdf

Lynch, K. F., Drew, J.G., Tripp, R.S., & Roll, C.R. (2005). Improving agile combat support for the U.S. Air Force: Lessons from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB150.html

Perry, W.L., Darilek, R.E., Rohn, L.L., & Sollingers, J.M. (2015). Operation Iraqi Freedom: Decisive war, elusive peace. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR1200/RR1214/RAND_RR1214.pdf

Peltz, E., Robbins, M., Girardini, K.J., Eden, R., Halliday, J., & Angers, J. (2005).Sustainment of Army forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom: Major findings and recommendations. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG342.html

Peltz, E., Halliday, J., Robbins, M., & Girardini, K.J. (2005). Sustainment of Army forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom: Battlefield logistics and effects on Operations. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG344.html

Operation Red Wings 2005

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Darack, E. (2009). Victory point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers: The Marine Corps’ battle for freedom in Afghanistan. New York: Berkley Caliber.

Luttrell, M. & Robinson, P. (2007). Lone survivor: The eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company.

Williams, G. (2011). SEAL of honor: Operation Red Wings and the life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press.

VSO Operations 2010

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Entire issue of Special Warfare dedicated to VSI Strengthen Afghanistan, July-August-September 2011, 24(3). Retrieved from https://www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/8888

Green, D. R. (2015, March-April). Retaking a district center: A case study in the application of village stability operations. Military Review, 95(2). 118-124. Retrieved from https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/military-review/Archives/English/MilitaryReview_20150430_art017.pdf

Green, D.R. (2017). In the warlord’s shadow: Special Operations Forces, the Afghans, and their fight against the Taliban. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press.

Osburg, J., Paul, C., Saum-Manning, L., Madden, D., & Payne, L.A. (2014). Assessing locally focused stability operations. Santa Monica, CA: RAND. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR300/RR387/RAND_RR387.pdf

Operation New Dawn 2010-2011

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Barrett, J. T. (2013). Operation new dawn: Rhetoric or real policy change? The University of Texas at El Paso.

Blake, D. (2013). Intelligence support to sustainment operations: Lessons learned from the Iraq drawdown. Army Sustainment, 45(2), 21–23. 

Chang, W. (2012). A strategic-level intelligence advisor’s lessons learned. Military Review, 92(4), 18–25. 

Cichowicz, M. S. (2012). Lessons from Operation New Dawn. Infantry, 101(2), 44–46. 

Counihan, T.C., and Danielson, P.D. (2012, November). The 912th Forward Surgical Team in Operation New Dawn: Employment of the Forward Surgical Team during troop withdrawal under combat conditions. Military Medicine, 177(11), 1267-1271.

Donahue, S. F. (Rock), Gibson, M. C., Rohrer, J. M., & Diaz, J. M. (2012). With honor and success: Full spectrum joint engineer planning in support of Operation New Dawn. Engineer, 42(2), 16–19.

Eckel, J. R. (2013). Finance detachment operations during Operation New Dawn. Army Sustainment, 45(1), 44–45.

Fischer, H. (2015). Overall casualties in OIR, OIF, OND, OEF, and OFS. Congressional Research Service: Report, 1. Retrieved from https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/RL/RL32492

Operation Neptune Spear 2011

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ArcGIS, Operation Neptune Spear (interactive map)

Lahoud, N., Caudill, S., Collins, L., Koehler-Derrick, G., Rassler, D., & al-Ubaydi, M. (2012). Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin sidelined?. West Point, NY: Harmony Program, Combating Terrorism Center. Retrieved from https://ctc.usma.edu/app/uploads/2012/05/CTC_LtrsFromAbottabad_WEB_v2.pdf

Owen, M. (2012). No easy day: the autobiography of a Navy SEAL: the firsthand account of the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden New York: Dutton.

Pfarrer, C. (2011). SEAL target Geronimo: the inside story of the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

  • Call Number: HV6430.B55 P43 2011

Van Schaack, B. (2012). The killing of Osama Bin Laden & Anwar Al-Aulaqi: Uncharted legal territory. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1167&context=facpubs

  • Call Number: VG87 .O94 2012