THE USE OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY WARS: CONCEPTUAL, OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL HIGHLIGHTS Cover Image

THE USE OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY WARS: CONCEPTUAL, OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL HIGHLIGHTS
THE USE OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY WARS: CONCEPTUAL, OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL HIGHLIGHTS

Author(s): Octavian Dacin
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Welfare systems, Political behavior
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: Special Forces, special operation forces; special operations; hybrid warfare; unconventional warfare; army; area of operations;
Summary/Abstract: Special operations forces (SOF) are considered highly capable, elite forces that are trained and maintained to address critical national security objectives. SOF’s versatility, speed of deployment, and capabilities make SOF ideally suited for today’s security environment, where significant dangers are created by regional conflicts, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and transnational threats. Thus, it is important for the Department of Defense to ensure that SOF are ready to perform their intended missions and are used in ways that capitalize on their unique capabilities.