Accession Number : ADA616395


Title :   Special Operations Research Topics 2015


Corporate Author : JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV MACDILL AFB FL


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a616395.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : The JSOU Special Operations Research Topics 2015 represents a list of SOF-related topics that are recommended for research by those who desire to provide insight and recommendations on issues and challenges facing the SOF enterprise. As with the previous year s topics publication, this list is tailored to address the USSOCOM Commander s four lines of operation (LOOs): win the current fight; the global SOF network; preserve the force and families, and responsive resourcing. 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. 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 create curiosity about specific SOF challenges and issues which will then promote critical thinking by researchers in an attempt to understand these issues. The researcher should then explore and identify doctrine, capabilities, techniques, and procedures that will increase SOF efficacy in addressing them. At the same time, the research on these topics should be used to inform policymakers, the larger military profession, and the public of the issues and challenges facing the SOF enterprise.


Descriptors :   *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE