Special Operations Forces a Strategic Resource: Public and Private Divides

Spearin, Christopher
December 2006
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Winter2006, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p58
Academic Journal
The article discusses the rise of special operations forces (SOF) within the U.S. military. The author comments on the history of the competition between the conventional and unconventional military communities. The rising demand of special operations personnel by private security companies (PSCs) and its negative aspects are also discussed. The author assesses the incentives designed within and outside the military to attract and retain military personnel with special skills.


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