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JSOU Report 12-5
Confronting the Terrorism of Boko Haram in Nigeria

Confronting the Terrorism of Boko Haram in Nigeria

Joint Special Operations University 7701 Tampa Point Boulevard MacDill AFB FL 33621 https://jsou.socom.mil

Forest

James J.F. Forest JSOU Report 12-5 May 2012

Joint Special Operations University
Brian A. Maher, Ed.D., SES, President Kenneth H. Poole, Ed.D., Strategic Studies Department Director Juan Alvarez, Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Ret.; Dona Stewart, Ph.D., Geography; William Knarr, Ed.D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret. — Resident Senior Fellows

Editorial Advisory Board

Joint Special Operations University and the Strategic Studies Department The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) provides its publications to contribute toward expanding the body of knowledge about joint special operations. JSOU publications advance the insights and recommendations of national security professionals and the Special Operations Forces (SOF) students and leaders for consideration by the SOF community and defense leadership JSOU is the educational component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The JSOU mission is to educate SOF executive, senior, and intermediate leaders and selected other national and international security decision makers, both military and civilian, through teaching, outreach, and research in the science and art of joint special operations. JSOU provides education to the men and women of SOF and to those who enable the SOF mission in a joint and interagency environment. JSOU conducts research through its Strategic Studies Department where effort centers upon the USSOCOM and United States SOF missions: USSOCOM mission. Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces to defend the United States and its interests. Synchronize planning of global operations against terrorist networks. USSOF mission. USSOF conduct special operations to prepare the operational environment, prevent crisis, and respond with speed, precision, and lethality to achieve tactical through strategic effect.

John B. Alexander Ph.D., Education, The Apollinaire Group and JSOU Senior Fellow Roby C. Barrett Ph.D., Middle Eastern and South Asian History Public Policy Center Middle East Institute and JSOU Senior Fellow Joseph D. Celeski Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret. JSOU Senior Fellow Chuck Cunningham Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force, Ret. Professor of Strategy, Joint Advanced Warfighting School and JSOU Senior Fellow Thomas H. Henriksen Ph.D., History, Hoover Institution Stanford University and JSOU Senior Fellow Russell D. Howard Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Ret. JSOU Senior Fellow John D. Jogerst Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Ret. James Kiras Ph.D., History, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University and JSOU Associate Fellow William W. Mendel, Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret. JSOU Senior Fellow

Alvaro de Souza Pinheiro Major General, Brazilian Army, Ret. JSOU Associate Fellow James F. Powers, Jr. Colonel, U.S. Army, Ret. JSOU Senior Fellow Thomas Sass Ph.D., International Relations Richard H. Shultz, Jr. Ph.D., Political Science Director, International Security Studies Program, The Fletcher School, Tufts University and JSOU Senior Fellow Stephen Sloan Ph.D., Comparative Politics University of Central Florida and JSOU Senior Fellow Robert G. Spulak, Jr. Ph.D., Physics/Nuclear Engineering Sandia National Laboratories and JSOU Associate Fellow Joseph S. Stringham Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Ret. JSOU Associate Fellow Jessica Glicken Turnley Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology/ Southeast Asian Studies Galisteo Consulting Group and JSOU Senior Fellow Rich Yarger Ph.D., History JSOU Senior Fellow

The Strategic Studies Department also organizes and conducts strategic symposia, interagency curricula, international curricula, regional and cultural education senior level courses, and senior level professional military education. This publication is available on the JSOU...
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