Accession Number:

ADA415798

Title:

The Army Special Operations Forces Role in Force Projection

Descriptive Note:

Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

President George W. Bush summarized his National Security Strategy in a speech to West Point cadets in June 2002 when he stated, If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long. In the world we have entered, the only path to safety is the path of action. And this nation will act. The new, pre-emptive National Security Strategy, referred to by many as the Bush Doctrine, will have a significant impact on the military role in power projection. This strategy research project addresses the role of U.S. Army Special Operations Forces ARSOF in power projection, how this role supports the pre-emptive Bush Doctrine, and provides an operational concept for the employment of ARSOF which includes the potential impact of information operations, theater security cooperation plans, military transformation and Joint Presence Policy.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE