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Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF): How Can ARSOF Redirect Efforts in Colombia from Tactical to Operational Level Support Due to the Recent Transition of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias Colombianas (FARC)

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Technical Report,01 Aug 2016,23 May 2017

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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The remodeling of Army Special Operations Forces ARSOF support to Colombian Security Forces during the transition phase of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia needs to be revised at to retain stability in the country. The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias Colombianas Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC are going through a transition phase. The Colombian Military campaign strategy lacks the necessary measures to support transition efforts to prevent Transnational Criminal Organizations TCO and other belligerent non-state actors such as the Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional National Liberation Army or ELN, Ejercito Popular de Liberacion EPL and Bandas Criminales BACRIM from expansion, placing the security gains made over the last two decades at risk. This research attempts to identify opportunities for ARSOF to sustain foreign internal defense FID goals, as well as expand into operational and strategic levels to identify means of achieving improved security outcomes by improving and adjusting the current ARSOF support to Colombia.

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