Accession Number : ADA308623

Title :   Revisiting the Special Action Force (SAF) Concept for Use in Motw/Humanitarian Assistance.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

PDF Url : ADA308623

Report Date : 09 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The post Cold War era is a complex environment typified by ethnic, religious, territorial and economic tensions. The potential for global war has been replaced by regional instability. Actions involving U.S. military, in the near future, will primarily be in military operations other than war. This paper will review the challenges in MOOTW and determine if the use of the Special Action Force (SAF) concept, developed in the 1960's, is a viable method to meet these challenges. For the purpose of this paper, the focus on MOOTW activities will be limited to peace operations, support to insurgencies, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *SPECIAL FORCES, WARFARE, ENVIRONMENTS, PEACETIME, ECONOMICS, VIABILITY, COLD WAR, ETHNIC GROUPS, INSTABILITY, POSTWAR OPERATIONS, RELIGION, INSURGENCY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE