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Networked Special Operations: Addressing Transnational Threats, Homeland Defense, and Breached Seams in the Western Hemisphere   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the thesis abstract: "This thesis revolves around a central question: Can United States Special Operations Command act as the conduit to network special operations in support of strategies specific to transnational organized crime (TOC) and homeland defense (HD)? An examination of the 2015 National Security Strategy (NSS), the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance (DSG), and the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), uncovers some distinctive goals and requirements linked to national security on U.S. frontiers. The U.S. national defense and homeland security industrial complex are in need of a serious forced evolution that mimics the threat posed by transregional threats which do not adhere to geographic borders nor are they subject to the posse comitatus bifurcation inherent to military and law enforcement collaboration. This thesis contends USSOCOM should be the clearing house for a true global approach to global threats. By using the TSOCs [Theatre Special Operations Commands] in a 'supported command' roll then USSOCOM, through direct coordination with the GCC's, could utilize the resident network already in place."

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2017-04-20
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