Accession Number : ADA589106


Title :   Special Operations Forces Engagement: A Framework for Successful Security Cooperation


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Terry L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589106.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : Building partner capacity is widely accepted as being in the national interest and is routinely part of our national security and defense guidance. Determining what capacity to build though is not always straightforward. Understanding the requirements and existing capabilities of the partner nation, coordinating guidance among national, alliance, combatant command, and the US embassy, as well as navigating the resourcing challenges of our security assistance funding streams add to the difficulty. This paper posits that a useful way to manage these challenges is to orient the security cooperation program, at least initially, on host nation Special Operations Forces (SOF). It provides a case study of security force assistance to the Slovak 5th Special Forces Regiment as the core of a larger security cooperation program.


Descriptors :   *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , COOPERATION , GUIDANCE , NATIONAL SECURITY


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE