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By Bernd Horn, Tony Balasevicius

Exact Operations Forces (SOF) have by no means been an essential component to Canada's army power. even supposing devices have existed periodically through the country's heritage, they've got continuously been within the shadows. although, the terrorist assault within the usa on September eleven, 2001, replaced that. within the aftermath of Sep 11, SOF turned the strength of selection. Casting mild at the Shadows contains a chain of essays on SOF-related concerns written via people with really good wisdom and services within the box. in addition to delivering a great beginning for SOF conception, historic historical past, and evolution, the ebook additionally highlights ongoing advancements in SOF.

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20. Douglas Porch, "The French Foreign Legion: The Mystique of Elitism," in Elite Formations in War and Peace, eds. A. Hamish Ion and Keith Neilson (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996), 117. 21. Eric Morris, Churchill's Private Armies (London: Hutchinson, 1986), xiii. 22. David Pugliese, Shadow Wars (Ottawa: Esprit de Corps Books, 2003), 3. 23. , Webster's New World Dictionary (Nashville, TN: The Southwestern Company, 1972), 244. 24. S. , Canadian Politics in the 1990s (Scarborough, ON: Nelson Canada, 1990), 182.

Douglas Porch, "The French Foreign Legion: The Mystique of Elitism," in Elite Formations in War and Peace, eds. A. Hamish Ion and Keith Neilson (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996), 117. 21. Eric Morris, Churchill's Private Armies (London: Hutchinson, 1986), xiii. 22. David Pugliese, Shadow Wars (Ottawa: Esprit de Corps Books, 2003), 3. 23. , Webster's New World Dictionary (Nashville, TN: The Southwestern Company, 1972), 244. 24. S. , Canadian Politics in the 1990s (Scarborough, ON: Nelson Canada, 1990), 182.

According to Marrs, this situation is the result of a number of factors: "The personnel strengths of today's Army is significantly lower than it has been in the past, substantially decreasing SF's recruiting pool. Changing attitudes and a lack of motivation among some of today's soldiers has further exacerbated the difficulty of SF recruitment. "44 This shortage is compounding the problem for SOF organizations that see the need to develop a more adaptive soldier for the future. SOF organizations realize that there is a "continuing and expanding role for regional orientation; a greater level of interagency work; and the increasing importance of diplomacy-related functions, operating continuously in the turbulence of the multinational and interagency environment ...

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