Accession Number : ADA327377

Title :   Elite Forces - The Army of the Future.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Floca, Mihai

PDF Url : ADA327377

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Modern warfare carries the attendant risk that chemical, biological or nuclear weapons will be deployed. A conflict where such munitions could be used on a large scale might indeed be a war to end all wars. During the Cold War, both the NATO and Warsaw Pact forces were preparing to fight such a major war in Central Europe. Fortunately, such heated battle never happened and is not likely to occur in the near future. To cope with these kinds of conflicts or threats, the states must be able to prosecute a wide scale of military activities or military activities other than war such as: (a) traditional warfighting; (b) peace-keeping and peace-enforcement; (c) combating terrorism; (d) unconventional warfare; (e) information warfare; (f) foreign internal defense; (g) counter- proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; (h) civil affairs; (i) war by proxy. This paper will demonstrate that activities 'c-i' need elite forces or/and Special Operation Forces.

Descriptors :   *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, *SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, WEAPONS, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MISSIONS, TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE, BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, COVERT OPERATIONS, MILITARY TRAINING, CHEMICAL ORDNANCE, BATTLES, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, SEARCH AND RESCUE, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, COUNTERINSURGENCY, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE