Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SPECIAL OPERATIONS IMPERATIVES


  • Understand the Operational Environment
  • Recognize Political Implications
  • Facilitate Interagency Activities
  • Engage the Threat Discriminately
  • Consider Long-term Effects
  • Ensure Legitimacy and Credibility of Special Operations
  • Anticipate and Control Psychological Effects
  • Apply Capabilities Indirectly
  • Develop Multiple Options
  • Ensure Long-term Sustainment
  • Provide Sufficient lntelligence
  • Balance Security and Synchronization



SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES TRUTHS:

  • Humans are more important than Hardware.
  • Quality is better than Quantity.
  • Special Operations Forces cannot be mass produced.
  • Competent Special 0perations Forces cannot be created after emergencies occur.


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