U.S. Special Operations: Context and Capabilities in Irregular Warfare

Olson, Eric T.
January 2010
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2010 1st Quarter, Issue 56, p64
The article offers information on the function of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). It states that the USSOCOM has become a strategically and proactive concentrated headquarters covering a two-fold mission and purpose since the 9/11 attack. The USSOCOM serves as advocate for the U.S. special operations forces (SOF) and for the development of headquarters and equivalent unit functions among allied nations.


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