U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress [January 25, 2008] [open pdf - 70KB]
"Special Operations Forces (SOF) play a significant role in U.S. military operations and the Administration has given U.S. SOF greater responsibility for planning and conducting worldwide counterterrorism operations. Potential increased SOF involvement in Pakistan and achieving the proper balance between direct and indirect SOF missions might be issues for congressional consideration. This report will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21048