Accession Number : ADA309462

Title :   Special Operations Forces and Counterproliferation: The Interagency Process at Work.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bakken, Harold L.

PDF Url : ADA309462

Report Date : 01 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The threat of use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in the United States or against American vital interests overseas is real. Combating the proliferation of WMD has become a high priority for the U.S. Government. Within Department of Defense Counterproliferation Initiative (DOD CPI) of 1993 Special Operations Forces (SOF) have become pivotal players in the creation of a full range of military options to counter this threat. SOF provides the National Command Authority (NCA) with flexible and responsive options. In order to successfully execute any type of CP related special operation, the interagency process must be fully engaged and synchronized. This study assesses the nature of the threat, reviews the evolution of the DOD CPI, and focuses on the use of SOF as an instrument of U.S. policy. Specifically this study explores the connectivity of the interagency process to support a U.S. SOF Counterproliferation mission.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, *ARMS CONTROL, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, USSR, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS, TREATIES, SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE