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Special Forces
RESILIENT COMMAND AND CONTROL  By GEN Martin E. Dempsey

As the Joint Force prepares for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow, our focus is not simply on military power and platforms. We are laser-focused on leadership. It is the all-volunteer force and its ...Read more >

144 Pages
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A PRECARIOUS BALANCE  By By Phillip Lohaus

American special operations forces (SOF) are in the midst of a golden age. From references in pop culture to commendationsfrom the White House,praise for America’s quiet professionalshas become anything but ...Read more >

87 Pages
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SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES IN UNLIT SPACES: UNDERSTANDING THE WORLDS DARK SPOTS IN THE CONTEXT OF SOF OPERATIONAL PLANNING  By Joseph A. Royo

In 2011, Admiral Eric T. Olson, then commander of U.S. Special Operations Command highlighted a strategic focus for Special Operations Forces. He discussed placing greater ...Read more >

41 Pages
1.54 MB
STIMULATING INNOVATION IN NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE BY UTILIZING SMALL WORKING GROUPS  

Naval Special Warfare has produced successful innovation by using small working groups. Naval Special Warfare deems an innovation successful if it results in a more efficient, less risky, more cost effective method to conduct special operations. The Quantum Leap program is an example of successful innovation in Naval Special Warfare produced by a small working group. How have these small groups been able to produce successful innovations? Michael McCaskey's Theory offers an explanation of ...Read more >

89 Pages
2.68 MB
ALJAZEERA  

337 Pages
77.76 MB
ADP 3-05 - SPECIAL OPERATIONS   

34 Pages
1.29 MB
THE FUTURE OF U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES  By Linda Robinson

The United States has arrived at a critical inflection point in the development and employment of its special operations forces. Budget pressures and exhaustion with large-scale wars now place a new premium on small-footprint operations and partnering with allies to provide cost-effective ...Read more >

51 Pages
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U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES  

Special Operations Forces (SOF) play a significant role in U.S. military operations, and the Administration has given U.S. SOF greater responsibility for planning and conducting worldwide counterterrorism operations. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has about 63,000 active duty, National Guard, and reserve personnel from all four services and Department of Defense (DOD) civilians assigned to its headquarters, its four components, and one ...Read more >

25 Pages
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THE UNIFIED COMMAND PLAN AND COMBATANT COMMANDS  

The Unified Command Plan (UCP) and associated Combatant Commands (COCOMs) provide operational instructions and command and control to the Armed Forces and have a significant impact on how they are organized, trained, and resourcedareas over which Congress has constitutional ...Read more >

69 Pages
958.09 KB
ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES  

The world remains a dangerous place, full of authoritarian regimes, terrorist organizations and criminal interests whose combined influences extend the realm of human ...Read more >

119 Pages
5.40 MB
SPECIAL OPERATIONS  

This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination and for US military involvement in multinational ...Read more >

97 Pages
1.89 MB
JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS TASK FORCE OPERATIONS  

This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination and for US military involvement in multinational ...Read more >

401 Pages
3.18 MB
SPECIAL FORCES AND THE FUTURE OF WARFARE : WILL SOF PREDOMINATE IN 2020  

American Special Operations Forces (SOF) have scored some extraordinary achievements in recent warfare. In Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) they were assigned primary responsibility for a vast stretch of Iraq’s western desert, where they denied the Iraqis launch areas for missiles, led the search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and became the supported, rather than the supporting, command in joint action with conventional ground forces. In operations along the Green Line in northern ...Read more >

22 Pages
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ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE  

Competition between contending groups using all their means of power has always characterized the international environment. In the modern era since the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), this competition has generally been conceived as occurring between nation states. Such competition involved all instruments of state power: diplomatic, informational, military and economic (DIME) expanded in some recent policy documents to diplomatic, informational, military, economic, financial, intelligence and ...Read more >

248 Pages
3.80 MB
US SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, FACT BOOK 2012  

Established in 1980, the Joint Special Operations Command is a sub-unified command of USSOCOM. JSOC provides a joint headquarters to study Special Operations requirements, ensures interoperability and equipment standardization, develops joint Special Operations plans and tactics and conducts joint Special Operations exercises and training.The Joint Special Operations University resides at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.JSOUs mission is to educate Special Operations Forces executive, senior and ...Read more >

52 Pages
5.43 MB
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