Understanding Special Operations

Marauder06

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If you want to geek out over the future of Special Operations, one good place to start is in Congressional testimony. Attached are the official, unclassified testimonies of the the CG of SOCOM and the commanders of various theater special operations commands (TSOCs) to HASC = House Armed Services Committee, or SASC = Senate Armed Services Committee. If you're doing SOF-focused research, or if you're just interested in US Special Operations in general, this is a good place to start.

Information is as of 2020.
 

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  • HASC USSOCOM Posture Statement_Final_2018.pdf
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  • SASC SOUTHCOM Posture Statement_FINAL_2020.pdf
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  • SASC AFRICOM Posture Statement_FINAL_2020.pdf
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  • SASC CENTCOM Posture Statement_FINAL_2020.pdf
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  • SASC EUCOM Posture Statement_FINAL_2020.pdf
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  • SASC NORTHCOM Posture Statement_FINAL_2020.pdf
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  • SASC PACOM Posture Statement_FINAL_2019.pdf
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EVERY GO (um, actually all people, everywhere) needs to read this before putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, or opening their mouth.

Politics and the English Language, George Orwell

The link is to the UK public library, and the link also has the article/essay "Shooting an Elephant", which is germane in an Officer Professional Development kind of way.
 

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I'm fine with PowerPoint. As far as presentations go, I think it's highly effective. But like any tool, it can be abused. And it frequently is. However, I definitely don't want to go back to butcher blog or "view graph" overhead projector days. The issue is more with the presenters rather than PowerPoint.
 
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