TITLE

Getting in Tune with Special Operations

AUTHOR(S)
Rawley, Christopher
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2005, Vol. 131 Issue 9, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the role played by the U.S. Navy in special military operations. Special operations forces are well suited for success in the prolonged, global fight against a loosely aligned network of Islamic jihadists. U.S. conventional armed forces, however, are not properly oriented to prevail in the asymmetric warfare typical of this struggle. Naval aviation has shown the way tactically with outstanding support for special operations forces on the ground in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and tactical integration between the Navy and special operations units has been largely successful.
ACCESSION #
18266145

 

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