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Measuring the effectiveness of special operations / Linda Robinson, Daniel Egel, Ryan Andrew Brown.

Author/Creator:
Robinson, Linda, author.
Publication:
Santa Monica, California : RAND Corporation, [2019] , ©2019
Series:
Research report (Rand Corporation); RR-2504-A.
Research report ; RR-2504-A
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (xviii, 131 pages) : illustrations
Subjects:
Special operations (Military science) -- United States.
Special forces (Military science) -- United States.
Special forces (Military science)
Special operations (Military science)
United States.
System Details:
text file PDF
Summary:
"How can the success (or failure) of Army special operations missions be assessed? The authors develop a methodology for doing so that relies on operational, intelligence, and ambient (publicly available) data, since operational level special operations commands often lack robust staff and resources to generate assessment-specific information. The method assesses the plan's lines of effort and their objectives, develops relevant measures of effectiveness and indicators, and gathers appropriate qualitative and quantitative data. The resulting analysis is presented to the appropriate commander, who can then use the information to adjust lines of effort or activities and other elements. The seven-step process is illustrated through a fictional scenario. Implementation will include incorporating the approach into doctrine and training and standing up an assessment cell. The cell requires access to data streams and appropriate analytic platforms and reachback support" -- Publisher's web site.
Contents:
Introduction
Line of effort-based assessment approach
Measures of effectiveness of SOF assessment
Seven-step assessment process
Sample assessment
Final considerations.
Notes:
Series from web site.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-131).
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed November 18, 2019).
Contributor:
Rand Corporation, publisher.
ISBN:
9781977401748
OCLC:
1128883412
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