Accession Number:

ADA591811

Title:

Special Operations Forces Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual. Third Edition

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV MACDILL AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

This third Edition of the SOF Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual is designed to support the Joint Special Operations University s JSOU mission and, in particular, its Interagency Education Program. This program includes six educational activities a. Combating Terrorism Executive Interagency Seminar b. Special Operations Support Team Orientation Course c. Combating Terrorist Networks Seminar d. SOF-Interagency Collaboration Course e. SOF Orientation for Interagency Partners f. Interagency Education Outreach Mr. Charles Ricks, a JSOU Senior Fellow, compiled this manual and continues to update it to provide a valuable reference work for JSOU students, SOF staff officers, and partners within the interagency process. While not all inclusive, it provides an outline of organizations, missions, programs and relationships that comprise the interagency process. The manual provides insight and information regarding various counterterrorism CT organizations in the U.S. Government national security apparatus. This project began as a discussion of CT overseas. Because of the changing international security environment and policies set by the National Security Council NSC, the scope has expanded a bit to include representation from some aspects of the domestic CT mission. New information contained in this edition addresses the continued evolution of NSC thinking that narrows the distinction between overseas and domestic CT efforts. Additionally, the increasing emphasis on transnational criminal organizations and the consequences of their activities for CT practitioners has provided fresh impetus to interagency CT initiatives. Perhaps most significant is the inclusion of expanded concepts of civilian power and their implications for Diplomacy and Development that emerged from the publication of the First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review in 2010.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE