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Accession Number ADA592756
Title SOF/Convention Force Light Footprint Interdependence in Asia and Beyond.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 56p
Personal Author J. W. Carty
Abstract Full spectrum engagement under a Light Footprint strategy using lessons learned from Afghanistan can shape and influence new threats to security that have already emerged around the globe as the United States completes the withdrawal from its 12-year commitment to major operations. This engagement can be accomplished on a small-scale, short of war, and at a lower cost than seen in Afghanistan and Iraq. Through the complimentary effects of direct and indirect approaches, referred to as surgical strike and special warfare respectively within the context of the SOF Light Footprint approach, measured application of US Military and Interagency assets in Security Force Assistance and Security Sector Reform can continue to set the conditions for governance, development, and security that deny insurgents and Violent Extremist Organizations the environment they need to grow and project their influence. As was done in conflict by highly enabled interdependent SOF/Conventional Forces, so too can it be done in peacetime.
Keywords Afghanistan conflict
Asymmetric warfare
Full spectrum engagement
Interagency coordination
Lessons learned
Light footprint strategy
Military forces(United states)
Military strategy
Sfa(Security force assistance)
Sof conventional interdependence
Sof integration
Sof(Special operations forces)
Special operations forces
Ssr(Security sector reform)
Task forces
Vso(Village stability operations)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Civilian research project.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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