Preventing War: Special Operations Engagement in Support of Security Sector Reform
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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During a time of increased regional conflicts and global instability, US Security Sector Reform SSR applies a whole of government approach to strengthen host nation HN governments and security forces to decrease sources of instability. Significant to the Department of Defenses effort in support of SSR, is special operations engagement with HN security forces. This study analyzes recent special operations engagement in Mali and the Philippines. Through that analysis, enduring engagement, special operation engagement campaigns, unity of effort, Theater Special Operations Command TSOC forward commands, and HN partner selection are key identified engagement planning considerations. A review of current special operation campaigns and initiatives highlight opportunities for TSOCs to implement these considerations though special operation engagement campaigns.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics