U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress [July 29, 2008] [open pdf - 71KB]
"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. The progress of mandated SOF growth and SOF's role in irregular warfare (IW) are potential policy issues for congressional consideration. This report will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21048