Accession Number:

ADA458268

Title:

Capstone Concept for Special Operations

Descriptive Note:

Doctrine overview

Corporate Author:

UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND MACDILL AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The United States and its allies will remain at war for the foreseeable future. They will continue to battle a networked, technologically modern adversary that utilizes nonconventional methods of warfare as its primary means of operation. Traditional concepts of military response will no longer succeed in defeating the current enemy or removing the underlying conditions that give rise to similar future adversaries. For the United States to defeat these enemies, the U.S. Special Operations Command USSOCOM and the Joint Special Operations community must continue to develop and transform. Change depends upon the new approaches and processes established in this Capstone Concept for Special Operations CCSO. The CCSO is an overarching concept that broadly describes how USSOCOM will implement its Title 10 functions and Unified Command Plan UCP missions. Additionally, it outlines how Commander, USSOCOM intends to focus current and programmed Joint Special Operations Force SOF capabilities using the growth identified in the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review QDR and 2006 QDR Irregular Warfare Roadmap. Looking forward to just beyond the Future Years Defense Program FYDP, the CCSO describes how Joint SOF will be expected to operate around the globe, conducting activities unilaterally or in partnership with multinational militaries and other governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Additionally, the CCSO articulates the transformational concepts that will prepare and position Joint SOF to win the Global War on Terrorism GWOT, also known as the Long War.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE