Special operations forces opportunities to preclude overuse and misuse : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Military Readiness, Committee on National Security, House of Representatives

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Page 17 - 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).
Page 22 - Unconventional warfare is a broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations, normally of long duration, predominantly conducted by indigenous or surrogate forces that are organized, trained, equipped, supported, and directed in varying degrees by an external source. It includes guerrilla warfare and other direct offensive, low visibility, covert, or clandestine operations, as well as the indirect activities of subversion, sabotage, intelligence collection, and evasion and escape.
Page 23 - ... to relieve or reduce the results of natural or manmade disasters or other endemic conditions such as human pain, disease, hunger, or privation that might present a serious threat to life or that can result in great damage to, or loss of, property.
Page 22 - Reconnaissance and surveillance actions conducted by special operations forces to obtain or verify, by visual observation or other collection methods, information concerning the capabilities, intentions, and activities of an actual or potential enemy or to secure data concerning the meteorological, hydrographic, or geographic characteristics of a particular area. It includes target acquisition, area assessment, and post-strike reconnaissance.
Page 2 - (2) Strategic reconnaissance. "(3) Unconventional warfare. "(4) Foreign internal defense. "(5) Civil affairs. "(6) Psychological operations. "(7) Counterterrorism. "(8) Humanitarian assistance. "(9) Theater search and rescue. "(10) Such other activities as may be specified by the President or the Secretary of Defense.".
Page 2 - Political-military considerations frequently shape special operations, requiring clandestine, covert, or low visibility techniques and oversight at the national level. Special operations differ from conventional operations in degree of physical and political risk, operational techniques, mode of employment, independence from friendly support, and dependence on detailed operational intelligence and indigenous assets.
Page 3 - Navy force levels which have been approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense, sir, include 15 attack carriers.
Page 22 - Participation by civilian and military agencies of a government in any action programs taken by another government to free and protect its society from subversion, lawlessness, and insurgency.
Page 22 - A broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations, normally of long duration, predominantly conducted by indigenous or surrogate forces who are organized, trained, equipped, supported, and directed in varying degrees by an external source. It includes guerrilla warfare and other direct offensive, low visibility, covert, or clandestine operations, as well as the indirect activities of subversion, sabotage, intelligence activities, and...
Page 22 - Ctounterterrorism is the application of highly specialized capabilities to preempt or resolve terrorist incidents abroad, including (1) hostage rescue, (2) recovery of sensitive materiel from terrorist organizations, and (3) direct action against the terrorist infrastructure. Civil affairs operations are to establish, maintain, influence, or strengthen relations between US and allied military forces, civil authorities, and people in a friendly or occupied country or area Psychological operations...

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