Accession Number:

AD1117195

Title:

United States Army Special Forces Unit of Command

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Report Date:

2007-11-04

Pagination or Media Count:

27

Abstract:

The forces of the United States have trained for years for full-scale force on force combat. However, the aftermath of toppling the Afghanistan and Iraqi governments ultimately leads to lawlessness and insurgencies. Combating insurgencies is something conventional forces were not prepared to deal with. As we transition to this form of combat, we draw much of our knowledge from the U.S. Special Forces USSF who are experts at this type of warfare. The essay examines the U.S. Army conventional forces readiness before and after 11 September 2001 and affects of long-term combat on readiness. Further discussed is the history and organization of USSF, USSF missions, and impacts USSF has made on conventional forces abilities to fight and win against insurgents.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]