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ELITE WARRIORS

Special Operations Forces
From Around the World
East View Press
(paperback)
Edited by: Ruslan Pukhov and Christopher Marsh
ISBN: 978-1-879944-99-2
Year: 2017
Language: English

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DESCRIPTION

A detailed assessment of the organization and capabilities of special operations forces from around the world. Countries covered include:

  • Algeria
  • China
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
ABOUT THE EDITORS

Ruslan Pukhov is the cofounder and director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), a private Moscow-based think tank, founded in 1997. Pukhov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1996 and attended the French-Russian Master d’Etudes Internationales Sciences Po as a postgraduate student in 1996-1997, while serving as a researcher for the Conventional Arms Project (PIR Center). Pukhov has been a member of the Public Advisory Board of the Russian Defense Ministry since 2007.


Christopher Marsh is a Professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. He teaches courses on the topics of operational art, counterinsurgency, international security and strategy, and morality and war. Previously Marsh taught international terrorism and irregular warfare at the US Air Force Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field. And prior to that he was a full professor of political science (with tenure) at Baylor University. Marsh is the president of the Special Operations Research Association (SORA) and editor of its professional journal, Special Operations Journal (www.specopsjournal.org).

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