Developing and Assessing Options for the Global SOF Network

Developing and Assessing Options for the Global SOF Network

Thomas S. Szayna
William Welser
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 8
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt5hhsxw
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    Developing and Assessing Options for the Global SOF Network
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    U.S. Special Operations Command’s Global SOF Network vision calls for a distributed overseas posture for Special Operations Forces (SOF) as part of a new approach to respond to and deter threats. RAND researchers developed implementation options by creating and applying an analytically rigorous methodology. They also investigated the possible need for changes to command and control arrangements or funding and budgeting processes.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8344-9
    Subjects: History

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  1. Developing and Assessing Options for the Global SOF Network
    (pp. 1-8)
    Thomas S. Szayna and William Welser IV

    The current Defense Strategic Guidance calls for small-footprint, low-cost approaches to ensure U.S. security in a world of global, transnational threats.¹ In response, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has developed a Global SOF Network vision that calls for a distributed overseas posture for Special Operations Forces (SOF). The Global SOF Network is expected to serve two primary roles. The first is to improve the strategic reach of the United States and enable SOF to respond more rapidly and effectively to emerging threats while deterring future ones. The second is to strengthen relationships and capabilities of strategic partners in order to...