Accession Number : ADA326503

Title :   Army Special Forces: A Good Fit for Peace Operations.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bohle, Franklin C.

PDF Url : ADA326503

Report Date : 12 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The challenge of the 21st century for the U.S. Army Special Forces is to remain relevant to the security environment in which they operate. Yet, the Army, and to a lesser degree Special Forces, remain myopically focused on warfighting requirements. In the aftermath of the Cold War and in an era of declining military budgets, the Army's challenge for the future is to retain and to fully resource the forces which are best suited for both peace operations and full scale combat. The United States Army Special Forces is one such force. Special Forces should adopt peace operations as a primary mission. Moreover, Special Forces must develop the appropriate doctrine and supporting tactics, techniques, and procedures to ensure success in future peace missions.

Descriptors :   *SPECIAL FORCES, *PEACEKEEPING, *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, PEACETIME, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, NATIONAL DEFENSE, MULTIMISSION.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE