Hagel pointed out in his Thursday speech that McRaven also has "literally written the book on Special Operations." Indeed, McRraven's 1995 book, "Spec Ops," is the standard text on the subject.
For his book, McRaven interviewed many of the key participants in the raids that he examined, and he traveled to the sites of the operations.After a careful investigation of each raid, he identified six common principles that had made these operations a success: repetition, surprise, security, speed, simplicity and purpose.
CasebookV1S.pdfOriginal Version referred to as Volume I by the ARIS project. Primary research responsibility Paul A. Jureidini, Norman A. La Charite, Bert H. Cooper, and William A. Lybrand. Special Operations Research Office The American University, Washington D.C., December 1962.Casebook on Insurgency and Revolutionary Warfare, Volume II 1962 - 2009http://www.soc.mil/ARIS/ Casebook%20Vol%202%20%2004-27- 12S.pdfThis Casebook provides a summary of twenty-three insurgencies and revolutions; the goal of the book is to introduce the reader to modern-style irregular and unconventional warfare, as well as to act as an informational resource on these particular cases. While not trying to provide an in-depth analysis of any case, our intent was to provide enough background material and description of the revolution to allow comparisons and analysis of broader ideas and insights across this broad spectrum of cases.
Human Factors Considerations of Underground in Insurgencies, 2d Edition, 2013, http://www.soc.mil/ARIS/
HumanFactorsS.pdfUndergrounds in Insurgent, Revolutionary and Resistance Warfare, 2d Edition, 2013,http://www.soc.mil/ARIS/ UndergroundsS.pdfIrregular Warfare Annotated Bibliography, http://www.soc.mil/ARIS/ IWAnnotated_BibliographyS.pdf