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Author Szayna, Thomas S., author.

Title Developing and assessing options for the global SOF network / Thomas S. Szayna, William Welser IV.

Imprint Santa Monica : Rand Corporation, 2013.
Publication Info. 2013


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (7 pages).
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Series RAND Corporation research report series ; RR340
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR340.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 6).
Summary The January 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance calls for small-footprint, low-cost approaches where possible in ensuring U.S. security in a 21st-century world of transnational threats. In response, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has developed and put forth its Global SOF Network vision, which calls for a distributed overseas posture for Special Operations Forces (SOF) as part of a new approach based on creating a structure that responds more effectively to emerging threats and deters future ones. USSOCOM posits that increasing SOF forward presence and creating these networks will deepen existing partnerships as well as provide new ones. This, in turn, will provide greater insight regarding conditions on the ground, shape the environment more effectively, and better enable local SOF partners to meet security threats. Building and employing a global SOF network and strengthening partners forms the core of the Global SOF Network vision. USSOCOM asked RAND to develop options for implementing the vision by creating and then applying an analytically rigorous methodology, and to investigate whether changes to command and control arrangements or Department of Defense funding and budgeting processes might be needed for its effective execution.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed Oct. 7, 2013).
Contents A global posture for SOF -- Small footprints and low-level presence -- Responsiveness -- Capacity-building -- Authorities to enable the global SOF network vision -- Conclusion : building trust, building capacity, building partners.
Subject U.S. Special Operations Command -- Evaluation.
U.S. Special Operations Command. (OCoLC)fst00688344
Special forces (Military science) -- United States.
Special operations (Military science) -- United States.
United States -- Defenses.
United States -- Military policy.
Military planning -- United States.
HISTORY -- Military -- Strategy.
Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst00916975
Military planning. (OCoLC)fst01021370
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
Military readiness. (OCoLC)fst01021419
Special forces (Military science) (OCoLC)fst01128929
Special operations (Military science) (OCoLC)fst01128975
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Welser, William, IV, author.
Other Title Developing and assessing options for the global Special Operations Forces (SOF) network
ISBN 9780833083449 (electronic bk.)
0833083449 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. GBVCP 1008659509
AU@ 000066297264

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