Special Operations: Missions, Roles, and Lessons Learned   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the foreword by Gordon C. Nash: "Special operations forces (SOF) have played, and will play, a major role in recent and future U.S. conflicts. Examples of recent SOF involvement include Somalia, Afghanistan, and Panama. [...] Therefore, this Joint Center for Lessons Learned (JCLL) Bulletin presents information on the SOF from the perspective of the Special Operations Command of the Joint Forces Command (SOCJFCOM). The majority of the articles in this Bulletin were written by the SOCJFCOM staff and present the lessons learned and recommendations from the SOF involvement in training exercises and realworld operations." Articles include: "Special Operations Command Joint Forces Command (SOCJFCOM)"; "Special Operations Forces--Integration in Joint Warfighting"; "Fires and Maneuver--Challenges on the Noncontiguous Battlefield. A SOF Perspective"; "Homeland Security and Special Operations: Sorting-out Procedures, Capabilities, and Operational Issues"; and two "Joint Special Operations Insights" newsletters.

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Joint Center for Lessons Learned Quarterly Bulletin (March 2003), v. 5, no. 2
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