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MILH680 - Special Topic: Military History

 

This course examines, through case studies and hypotheticals, specific Special Operations missions. The initial focus will be World War II and several of its more famous clandestine actions. The course will then progress to the Vietnam War, through the 1980s, and into the shaded world of the War on Terror. After the Second World War the primary focus is the components of what is now called the Special operations Command. Through an analytic essay, a formal decision brief, and weekly forums students will contemplate the factors behind the decision to employ Special Operations forces and discern why missions both succeed and fail.

 

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Book Title: Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
ISBN: 9780891416005
Publication Info: Presidio Press, 1998
Author: McRaven, W
Unit Cost: $21.35
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Book Title: Black Ops, Vietnam: The Operational History of MACVSO-ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN: 9781591143215
Publication Info: Naval Institute Press
Author: Robert Gillespie
Unit Cost: $43.35
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Book Title: Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command
ISBN: 9781250105479
Publication Info: St. Martins Press
Author: Sean Naylor
Unit Cost: $20.39
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