The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces (Council Special Report No. 66- April 2013)

by Linda Robinson

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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. The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces is a timely report on the future of what may become the military's most important troops. It offers a broad set of recommendations covering institutional, operational, and intellectual reforms that could improve the versatility and effectiveness of the special operations forces. As the Pentagon seeks new ways to exert American power in an era of lower budgets and higher aversion to wars on the scale of Iraq and Afghanistan, this report argues that expanding the role of special operations forces can and should be high on the agenda."

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ISBN9780876095508
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PublisherCouncil on Foreign Relations Press
Release date 08.04.2013
Pages count50
File size2.2 Mb
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Book rating3 (1 votes)

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