Accession Number : ADA591983


Title :   Special Operations Research Topics 2014


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV MACDILL AFB FL


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a591983.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : The JSOU Research Topics 2014 list represents an effort to identify, categorize, and list SOF-related research topics for research by PME students, JSOU Senior Fellows, and other SOF researchers who desire to make timely and meaningful contributions to SOF issues and challenges. This list is tailored to address the USSOCOM Commander's four lines of operation (LOOs): Winning the Current Fight, The Global SOF Network, Preservation of the Force and Families, and Responsive Resourcing. There is tremendous value and opportunity for personal growth when SOF PME students research and write on timely, relevant, SOF-related topics. Such activity develops the individual's intellect and provides a professional and practical perspective that broadens and frames the insights of other analysts and researchers in regard to these topics. This list and the accompanying topic descriptions are a guide to stimulate interest and thinking; topics may be narrowed or otherwise modified as deemed necessary (e.g., to suit school writing requirements or maximize individual interests and experiences). Section A (Priority Topics) identifies topics of particular importance as ranked by the research topics workshop participants. Sections B, C, D, and E each focus on one of the Commander's LOOs. Section F contains topics of importance to SOF that do not fit into the other categories. All of the topics seek to expand SOF understanding of specific challenges and issues and promote thinking in regard to understanding them and identifying doctrine, capabilities, techniques, and procedures to increase SOF efficacy in addressing them. At the same time, the research is intended to inform policymakers, the larger military profession, and the public of the issues and challenges of concern to the SOF community and what might be undertaken in support of them.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *MILITARY RESEARCH , *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , AFGHANISTAN , AREA DENIAL , CRIMES , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , CYBERWARFARE , FAMILY MEMBERS , LEADERSHIP , LESSONS LEARNED , MENTAL HEALTH , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , MILITARY TRAINING , NORTH AFRICA , STABILITY , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , STUDENTS , TERRORISM , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE