Accession Number:

ADA470194

Title:

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-28

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Special Operations Forces SOF play a significant role in U.S. military operations and the current Administration has given U.S. SOF greater responsibility for planning and conducting worldwide counterterrorism operations. Recent leadership changes, the availability of SOF special mission unit SMU forces, and circumstances surrounding a Marine Special Operations Command MARSOC incident in Afghanistan might be issues for congressional consideration. This report will be updated as events warrant.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE