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Robinson, Linda 1962-

Works: 128 works in 212 publications in 2 languages and 7,321 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Military history  Pictorial works  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Creator, Costume designer
Classifications: UA34.S64, 356.160973
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Most widely held works about Linda Robinson
Most widely held works by Linda Robinson
Masters of chaos : the secret history of the Special Forces by Linda Robinson( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned journalist and foreign affairs expert relates the history of United States Special Forces through the first-hand experiences of a select group of American commandos
U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Philippines, 2001-2014 by Linda Robinson( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the 14-year experience of U.S. special operations forces in the Philippines from 2001 through 2014. The objective of this case history is to document and evaluate the activities and effects of special operations capabilities employed to address terrorist threats in Operation Enduring Freedom—Philippines through (1) training and equipping Philippine security forces, (2) providing operational advice and assistance, and (3) conducting civil–military and information operations. The report evaluates the development, execution, and adaptation of the U.S. effort to enable the Philippine government to counter transnational terrorist groups. An average of 500 to 600 U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps special operations units were employed continuously under the command of a joint special operations task force. They provided training, advice, and assistance during combat operations to both Philippine special operations units and selected air, ground, and naval conventional units; conducted civil–military and information operations on Basilan, in the Sulu archipelago, and elsewhere in Mindanao; provided intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, medical evacuation, and emergency care; aided planning and intelligence fusion at joint operational commands and force development at institutional headquarters; and coordinated their programs closely with the U.S. embassy country team. The authors conclude that Operation Enduring Freedom—Philippines contributed to the successful degradation of transnational terrorist threats in the Philippines and the improvement of its security forces, particularly special operations units. It identifies contributing and limiting factors, which could be relevant to the planning and implementation of future such efforts
Tell me how this ends : General David Petraeus and the search for a way out of Iraq by Linda Robinson( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a series of disastrous missteps in its conduct of the war, the White House in 2006 appointed General David Petraeus as the Commanding General of the coalition forces. Tell Me How This Ends is an inside account of his attempt to turn around a failing war. On the ground in Iraq, with General Petraeus and his commanders, the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Masters of Chaos" reports on the endgame of this controversial war
One hundred victories : special ops and the future of American warfare by Linda Robinson( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on unique inside access, the author of the New York Times bestseller Masters of Chaos explains how special operations forces are reshaping the U.S. military In One Hundred Victories, acclaimed military expert Linda Robinson shows how the special operations forces are-after a decade of intensive combat operations-evolving to become the go-to force for operations worldwide. Robinson has spent much of the last two years in Afghanistan studying the evolution of special ops in their largest and longest deployment since Vietnam. She has lived in mud-walled compounds in the mountains and deserts of insurgent-dominated regions, and obtained exclusive, sustained access to special ops missions, troops, and commanders. She shows the gritty reality of the challenges they undertake, and the constant danger in which they operate. In Afghanistan, SOF have not only faced a determined foe, but also had run-ins with the CIA, found themselves unsupported by conventional forces, and been under constant shellfire from Pakistanis across the border. Incorporating on-the-ground reporting and interviews with key players inside the national defense community, Robinson shows how the special operations are becoming the future of U.S. military strategy"--
Art of professional photography by Linda Robinson( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving strategic competence : lessons from 13 years of war by Linda Robinson( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report contributes to the ongoing debate about the lessons from the past 13 years of war and the requirements for addressing future conflicts. It addresses a particular disconnect in the current debate on the future of national security strategy and the role of landpower caused by an inadequate examination of the national level of strategy made by the U.S. government. The disconnect exists because there has been no systematic effort to collect and analyze insights from those who have been actively engaged in making policy and strategy from 2001 to 2014. A RAND Arroyo Center workshop provided a mechanism for eliciting insights from policymakers and academic experts involved in the formation of national-level strategy and its implementation over the past 13 years. This study analyzes and develops those insights in the context of the debate on future national security strategy. It applies those insights to the future operating environment, which will include irregular and hybrid threats, and identifies critical requirements for land forces and special operations forces to operate successfully in conjunction with other joint, interagency, and multinational partners."--Publisher's website
Intervention or neglect : the United States and Central America beyond the 1980s by Linda Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FROST (copy 2): From the John Holmes Library collection
The best of ACTTion news 1989-1992( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet presents a compilation of the best articles from the quarterly newsletter "ACTTion News," produced by Project actt: Activating Children Through Technology. It contains reviews of software programs and articles on computer technology, training, and curriculum publications. The articles are arranged alphabetically, and those that appeared in the newsletter as part of a series are printed together. The particular focus of these articles is on the benefits of computer technology for young children, especially those with disabilities. In addition to software evaluations and general articles on computer technology, the booklet gives ideas for creating software and making a personalized computer T-shirt; practical advice on making a Turtle Cursor and McGee Programs; and helpful hints on locating funding sources, assisting children at the computer, and preparing the computer environment. (As)
Assessment of the Politico-Military Campaign to Counter ISIL and Options for Adaptation by Linda Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report assesses the campaign against the Islamic State (ISIL), focusing on the military and political lines of effort. The capabilities and motivations of the various counter-ISIL forces on the battlefield are assessed, as well as the U.S.-led efforts to provide training, equipment, advice, and assistance, including air support. While the campaign has degraded ISIL by targeting leadership and retaking a portion of territory, achieving lasting defeat of ISIL will be elusive without local forces capable of holding territory. Successful conclusion of the campaign will require significantly increased effort on two fronts. First, more-comprehensive training, advising, and assisting will be required to create more-capable, coordinated indigenous forces of appropriate composition and enable them to regain and hold territory. Second, political agreements must be forged to resolve key drivers of conflict among Iraqis and Syrians. Without these elements, resurgent extremist violence is likely. Many factors complicate the prospects for success, including sectarian divisions in Iraq, Iranian support for Shia militias in Iraq and Syria, the Syrian civil war, and Russian intervention to support the besieged regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However, the Syrian regime also lacks sufficient competent local forces and is heavily reliant on external militia support. The government in Iraq, led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, has pledged decentralization efforts to address Sunni concerns, but lacks sufficient Shia support to enact them. This report offers recommendations for a more comprehensive advisory approach, emphasizing the political line of effort, and achieving synergy between the military and political efforts."--Publisher's description
Toward operational art in special warfare by Dan Madden( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hybrid irregular and conventional military operations are playing an increasingly prominent role in international conflict, exploited by countries such as Russia and Iran. The United States requires new approaches for exerting influence, filling the "missing middle"--Between the limitations of distant strike and the costly, indefinite commitment of conventional forces - to counter these increasing threats. Special warfare provides policymakers with an additional option that can help secure U.S. interests and manage risks. These campaigns stabilize a friendly state or destabilize a hostile regime by operating through and with local state or nonstate partners, rather than through unilateral U.S. action. Currently, there is no shared understanding of how special warfare compaigns should be designed and executed. This RAND study sought to fill this gap by (1) adapting conventional operational art to the unique characteristics of special warfare, (2) identifying the strategic advantages and risks associatesd with special warfare, (3) exploring how special warfare campaigns could be used to address challenges identified in strategic guidance, and (4) proposing a framework for military and civilian leaders to design and execute these campaigns. The research indicates that the U.S. Department of Defense should strengthen its special warfare planning capacity and culture, implement institutional reforms to facilitate unified action among relevant U.S. government agencies, and develop enhanced influence capabilities. An online volume of appendixes, RR-779/1-A, Toward Operational Art in Special Warfare: Appendixes, provides additional context to supplement the analyses presented in this report."--Back cover
Masters of chaos : the secret history of the Special Forces by Linda Robinson( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special Forces soldiers are daring, seasoned troops from America's heartland, selected in a tough competition and trained in an extraordinary range of skills. They know foreign languages and cultures and unconventional warfare better than any U.S. fighters, and while they prefer to stay out of the limelight, veteran war correspondent Linda Robinson gained access to their closed world. She traveled with them on the frontlines, interviewed them at length on their home bases, and studied their doctrine, methods and history. In Masters of Chaos she tells their story through a select group of senior sergeants and field-grade officers, a band of unforgettable characters like Rawhide, Killer, Michael T, and Alan -- led by the unflappable Lt. Col. Chris Conner and Col. Charlie Cleveland, a brilliant but self-effacing West Pointer who led the largest unconventional war campaign since Vietnam in northern Iraq. Robinson follows the Special Forces from their first post-Vietnam combat in Panama, El Salvador, Desert Storm, Somalia, and the Balkans to their recent trials and triumphs in Afghanistan and Iraq. She witnessed their secret sleuthing and unsung successes in southern Iraq, and recounts here for the first time the dramatic firefights of the western desert. Her blow-by-blow story of the attack on Ansar al-Islam's international terrorist training camp has never been told before. The most comprehensive account ever of the modern-day Special Forces in action, Masters of Chaos is filled with riveting, intimate detail in the words of a close-knit band of soldiers who have done it all
The future of U.S. Special Operations Forces by Linda Robinson( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. special operations forces are doing more things in more places than ever before. They are now active in some seventy countries and, since 2001, have seen their combined budget nearly quintuple -- a trend that seems likely to continue. As the United States seeks ways to tackle a range of security threats worldwide, shore up the resilience of its friends and allies against terrorist and criminal networks, and minimize need for large-scale military interventions, the importance of special operations forces will grow. Yet, the strategic vision for special operations forces has not kept pace with the growing demands for their skills. Most people -- and, indeed, many policymakers -- associate the special operations forces with secret nighttime raids like the one that targeted Osama bin Laden: tactical operations against a particular individual or group. The abilities of special operations forces, however, extend much further, into military training, information operations, civil affairs, and more. As the United States shifts its focus from war fighting to building and supporting its partners, the author argues, it will become critical to better define these strategic capabilities and ensure that special operations forces have the staffing and funding to succeed. The author further calls on the Pentagon to remove bureaucratic and operational obstacles to cooperation among the special operations forces of each service, and between special and conventional forces. She also recommends that all special operations forces commands work to develop a pipeline of talented, motivated officers with expertise in these issues, and that the role of civilian leadership in budget and operational oversight be reinforced
Congress and U.S. policy toward Nicaragua in 1987 by Linda Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making victory count after defeating ISIS : stabilization challenges in Mosul and beyond by Shelly Culbertson( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report investigates humanitarian and stabilization needs in Iraq, through a case study of Mosul. and offers recommendations for actions for stabilization after liberation from ISIS. The research team examined humanitarian needs, security implications, infrastructure and services, and governance and reconciliation. All of these activities will affect the immediate stabilization of Iraq and Mosul more specifically, including whether civilians can return home
Finding the right balance : Department of Defense roles in stabilization by Linda Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pendulum regarding the level of U.S. military participation in stabilization efforts has swung dramatically since 2001, from a low level of preparation and participation in the early days of the Afghanistan and Iraq operations in 2003, to widespread stabilization activities costing billions of dollars in the ensuing years, to significantly scaled-back forces and resources devoted to stabilization in recent years. To remedy the initial lack of preparation, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a directive with guidance on stabilization requirements in 2005 and then updated it with more expansive requirements in 2009. This report supports DoD efforts to update this guidance by assessing the accumulated experience of the past 17 years and evaluating the appropriate roles for the U.S. military and its ability to execute them in conjunction with interagency and other key partners. Without stabilization, successful warfighting often does not produce desired political outcomes. Yet warfighters are not the most capable actors for many stabilization tasks. Therefore, the authors recommend shifting DoD guidance on stabilization away from requiring high levels of proficiency in a large number of tasks to emphasizing three key roles for DoD: prioritizing security tasks; providing support to other actors performing stability functions; and performing crosscutting informational, planning, coordination, and physical support roles."--Publisher's description
Being pregnant by Ruth Steinberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern political warfare : current practices and possible responses by Linda Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States today faces a number of actors who employ a wide range of political, informational, military, and economic measures to influence, coerce, intimidate, or undermine U.S. interests or those of friends and allies; many of these measures are often collectively referred to as "political warfare." This report analyzes political warfare as it is practiced today by both state and nonstate actors, and provides detailed recommendations regarding the most effective ways that the U.S. government, along with its allies and partners, can respond to or engage in this type of conflict to achieve U.S. ends and protect U.S. interests. The authors examine historical antecedents of political warfare and current-day practices through in-depth case studies of Russia, Iran, and the Islamic State. They use these cases to derive common attributes of modern political warfare. The authors then identify effective means for responding to these challenges. Drawing on documentary and field research as well as extensive semistructured interviews with practitioners in the U.S. government and elsewhere, they determine gaps in practices and capabilities for addressing political warfare threats. The report concludes with recommendations for countering political warfare by creating a more effective, coordinated, and cost-sensitive approach to effective statecraft, including specific measures for the U.S. State Department and the U.S. military, particularly the special operations community."--Publisher's description
Improving the Understanding of Special Operations : A Case History Analysis by Linda Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report examines major U.S. decisions related to the development or employment of special operations forces (SOF). The purpose of the report is to analyze how change has previously occurred in Army, Joint, and U.S. Department of Defense policy regarding SOF to inform future development of options for policymakers and to better articulate the ways in which the varied Army Special Operations Forces capabilities can help to meet U.S. national security objectives. The report aims to assist the special operations community to better understand the policy process; formulate appropriate, sound courses of action; and engage with other members of the U.S. government interagency community in a constructive manner. Thirteen cases are covered in this report: (1) creation of 6th Army Special Reconnaissance Unit; (2) creation of the Office of Strategic Services; (3) creation of U.S. Army Special Forces; (4) special forces expansion under President Kennedy and contraction through the Vietnam War; (5) Central Intelligence Agency - SOF cooperation in Southeast Asia, 1961-1975; (6) special operations capabilities: creation of U.S. Special Operations Command and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict; (7) special operations capabilities post-9/11 SOF expansion; (8) special mission unit expansion; (9) operational authorities and employment of SOF: section 1208; (10) operational authorities and employment: the Global SOF Network initiative; (11) operational authorities and employment: irregular warfare directive; (12) operational authorities and employment: SOF and Plan Colombia operational authorities and employment; and (13) SOF support to Syrian fighters. "--Publisher's description
Why miniature books? by Stanley Marcus( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latinos in the Washington Metro area by Maria Sprehn-Malagón( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Latino presence in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area has diverse roots and a rich history. The earlier residents were relatively small in number, but the Latino population increased dramatically in the late 20th century. Today, this unique Latino community is the 12th largest in the nation. While people of Salvadoran origin are the most numerous, this area is also home to those who hail from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and many other nations and cultures. This book highlights the early days of the Hispanic Festival, the Central American peace movement, the struggle for civil and immigrants' rights, and notable residents. With a shared immigrant experience and broad cultural bonds, these and many other Latino residents have transformed the Washington, DC, area
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Masters of chaos : the secret history of the Special Forces
Tell me how this ends : General David Petraeus and the search for a way out of Iraq
Alternative Names
Linda Robinson Ameerika Ühendriikide ajakirjanik

Linda Robinson Amerikaans journaliste (1960-)

Linda Robinson gasediman Lamerikänik

Linda Robinson giornalista statunitense

Linda Robinson journaliste américaine

Linda Robinson jurnalistă americană

Linda Robinson periodista estadounidense

Linda Robinson periodista estatunidenca

Linda Robinson periodista estauxunidense

Linda Robinson usona ĵurnalisto

Linda Robinson xornalista estadounidense

Линда Робинсон

ليندا روبنسون صحفية أمريكية

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