Special Operations Forces: Roles and Missions in the Aftermath of the Cold War
Richard H. Shultz, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, W. Bradley Stock
DIANE Publishing, 1995 - Всего страниц: 299
Addresses the major sources & types of conflict for which various kinds of military forces, & especially Special Operations Forces (SOF), will be useful instruments of policy in the years ahead. The central concern is the relationship between SOF & U.S. military capabilities in the transformed global security system. Chapters covered: the strategic landscape; new threats & challenges (ethnonational violence, religious extremism, & state disintegration); regional security: the role of SOF (Latin America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa); SOF policy & doctrine; SOF roles & missions; & SOF capabilities & acquisitions (submarines, Mark V Craft).
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Стр. 298 - To this end, the study is sponsored jointly by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (OASD/SO/LIC) and the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (DOS/R).
Стр. 209 - Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, constitute the immediate military staff of the Secretary of Defense. The Joint Chiefs of Staff are the principal military advisers to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense.
Стр. 257 - Oversight is provided for special operations policy, plans, and programs in the areas of direct action, strategic reconnaissance, unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, civil affairs, psychological operations, counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, theater search and rescue, and such other activities as may be specified by the Secretary of Defense.
Стр. 65 - In the future, war will not be waged by armies but by groups whom we today call terrorists, guerrillas, bandits, and robbers, but who will undoubtedly hit on more formal titles to describe themselves.
Стр. 175 - Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the changes in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur.
Стр. 176 - Forces are working on now, they have got it wrong. I am also tempted to declare that it does not matter that they have got it wrong. What does matter is their capacity to get it right quickly when the moment...
Стр. 170 - ... Department of Defense. FY 1989 is a critical year in our revitalization efforts, both in terms of the delivery of previously funded systems and new initiatives. We have institutionalized SOF within the Department through the creation of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) , the establishment of an Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict and the creation of a Major Force Program for SOF within our...
Стр. 79 - Centrally important to the development of counter- West military capabilities is the sustained expansion of China's military power and its means to create military power. Buoyed by spectacular economic development, China is rapidly increasing its military spending and vigorously moving forward with the modernization of its armed forces. It is purchasing weapons from the former Soviet states; it is developing long-range missiles; in 1992 it tested a one-megaton nuclear device. It is developing power-projection...
Стр. 290 - International agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), have gradually lowered trade barriers, such as tariffs and import quotas.
Стр. 209 - First, break down the wall that has more or less come between special operations forces and the other parts of our military, the wall that some people will try to build higher. Second, educate the rest of the military — spread a recognition and understanding of what you do, why you do it, and how important it is that you do it. Last, integrate your efforts into the full spectrum of our military capabilities.