Proving Service Connection for Classified Orders

Currently there is no streamlined way for SOF members to prove a service connection if the nature of their injury is related to a classified mission. We believe this is…

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National Security and the Role of Special Operations
"Special Forces Basic Combat Course-Support culminates with night air assault raid exercise" by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC BY 2.0

National Security and the Role of Special Operations

The primary goal of US National Security policies is to protect Americans and American interests at home and abroad. The formulation and implementation of such policies are primarily centered in…

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The Third Wave: Changing Civilian Oversight of Special Operations Forces
"2019 United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition" by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Third Wave: Changing Civilian Oversight of Special Operations Forces

When Congress created the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in 1987, it also appointed a civilian official - the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD…

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Great Power Competition: Reimagining the Special Forces
"Survival Evade Resist Escape Exercise" by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Great Power Competition: Reimagining the Special Forces

In the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Department of Defense redirected its focus from Counterterrorism (CT) and Foreign Internal Defense (FID) operations to what has now been deemed “great power…

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The War of Tomorrow “Gray Zone Conflicts”

The U.S. continues to retain the most capable armed forces in the world. Rivals are well aware of their inability to compete with our conventional military power. Though this has…

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