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Casting Light on the Shadows Canadian Perspectives on Special Operations Forces

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ISBN-10: 1550026941

ISBN-13: 9781550026948

Edition: 2006

Authors: Bernd Horn, Tony Balasevicius, David Barr

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 2/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced Canadian Forces infantry officer and military educator. He has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 35 books, including No Easy Task: Fighting in Afghanistan and No Lack of Courage: Operation Medusa, Afghanistan. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Colonel Bernd Horn, an experienced Canadian Forces infantry officer, is currently chief of staff of the Land Forces Development and Training System. Dr. Horn is also an adjunct professor of history at the Royal Military College and has authored, co-authored, or edited 28 books. Some of his recent publications are "Fortune Favours the Brave" and "Show No Fear". He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Theoretical Foundation to Understanding Special Operations Forces
Special Operations Forces: Uncloaking an Enigma
Finding the Riglat Stuff: Special Operations Forces Selection
Understanding Excellence: Training Special Operations Forces
Thinking Outside the Box: Understanding SOF Leadership
When Cultures Collide: The Conventional Military/SOF Chasm
When the Guns Stop: Leveraging SOF for Post-Conflict Success
Historical Context
"Avenging Angels": The Ascent of SOF as the Force of Choice in the New Security Environment
Who Has Seen the Wind? A Historical Overview of Canadian Special Operations
Seamless Black? Observations on the Canadian SOF Experience
Special Operations Forces: Relevant, Ready, and Precise
The Way Ahead for Canadian Special Operations Forces
Putting a Square Peg in a Round Hole: Finding a Special Forces Capability for the Canadian Army
The Evolving Requirements of the Canadian Special Operations Forces: A Future Concept Paper
Canadian Special Operations Forces: A Blueprint for the Future
Afterword
Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Contributors
Index