U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress [March 24, 2009] [open pdf - 186KB]
"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 merits of cross-border raids and possible equipment and logistical support shortfalls are potential policy issues for congressional consideration. This report will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21048
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