Accession Number:

AD1088601

Title:

Measuring the Effectiveness of Special Operations

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA SANTA MONICA United States

Report Date:

2019-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

This report documents research and analysis conducted as part of a project entitled Special Operations Forces SOF Measures of Effectiveness, sponsored by U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The purpose of the project was to develop a system of metric-capture and evidence-based assessments to evaluate the success or failure of various special operations missions and demonstrate how Army special operations forces contribute to theater and national security objectives. A companion volume - Linda Robinson, Daniel Egel, and Ryan Andrew Brown, Measuring the Effectiveness of Special Operations Appendixes, Santa Monica, Calif. RAND Corporation, RR-25041-A, 2019 - provides the appendixes.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE