SPECIAL OPERATIONS 2006
Special Bibliography No. 328


May 2006

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


Contents

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General Information


Internet Resources, General
grouped by:  Doctrine and Education | Online Reports | Bibliographies
Additional internet resources can be found at the beginning of several of the sections, i.e. "USAF Special Operations Command - Internet Resources".


Doctrine and Education

Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Doctrine for Joint Special Operations.  December 17, 2003.
Available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/new_pubs/jp3_05.pdf.

Joint Special Operations University.
Available online at:  https://www.hurlburt.af.mil/jsou/
The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) is a Direct Reporting Unit to USSOCOM located at Hurlburt Field, FL, and co-located with the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS).  Active duty, reserve, and civilian faculty members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps deliver unique SOF educational opportunities through in residence courses and integration of SOF curriculum with service Professional Military Education Schools.

Joint Special Operations University:  Core Reference Documents.
Available online at:  https://jsou.socom.mil/gateway/coreDocs.aspx
"Found here are numerous joint and service publications to use for doctrinal reference and other purposes. Vision statements, posture statements, national strategy documents, and several other useful tools are included as well."

Joint Special Operations University:  SOF Education Gateway.
Available online at:  https://jsou.socom.mil/gateway/default.aspx
First stop to research any SOF topic.  Site is a research-oriented and topically organized designed as a tool for the student or professional researcher to gain a deeper understanding of special operations and related subjects.

United States Air Force.  Special Operations - Air Force Doctrine Document 2-7.  December 16, 2005.
Available online at:  http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/pubfiles/af/dd/afdd2-7/afdd2-7.pdf

United States Air Force.  Air War College Gateway:  Special Operations - Special Ops and Special Forces.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-sof.htm
Offers numerous links to SOF-related websites, articles, reports, schools, etc.

United States Army.  Doctrine and Training Publications.
Available online at:  http://www.army.mil/usapa/doctrine/31_Series_Collection_1.html
Links to FMs, ARTEP and STP publications in the 31 series Special Operations.

United States Special Operations Command, Headquarters.
Available online at:  http://www.socom.mil/ 
USSOCOM leads, plans, synchronizes, and as directed, executes global operations against terrorist networks.


On-Line Reports/Articles

Defense Leader Thanks Lawmakers for Support of Special Ops Forces.  FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database April 5, 2006.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=32W0155667016

Quadrennial Defense Review Report.  February 6, 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/dod/qdr-2006-report.htm

Scully, Megan.  Panel Touts Big Spending Increases for Special Operations.  CongressDaily AM 4 March 9, 2006.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&an=20035925

SOCOM Transforming to Lead Global War on Terrorism.  FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database March 14, 2006.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=32W2426559313

Weldon, Curt.  U.S. Representative Curt Weldon (R-PA) Holds a Hearing on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities in Review of the Fiscal Year 2007 Defense Budget.  FDCH Political Transcripts April 6, 2006.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&an=32V2090376781


Bibliographies

Operation Iraqi Freedom:  Special Operations Bibliography, compiled by Glenda Armstrong.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, March 2005.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/spops/oif.htm

Special Operations - Airpower Aspects Bibliography, compiled by Glenda Armstrong.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, February 2005.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/spops/sofair99.htm

Special Operations Bibliography, compiled by Janet L. Seymour.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, September 1997.
Includes separate sections on special operations in World War II, Falklands, Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury), Desert Storm, and Haiti (Operation Uphold/Restore Democracy).
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/special/sof97toc.htm

 

Books, General

Allen, Patrick.  U.S. Special Operations Command in Action.  Shrewsbury, UK, Airlife Publishing Ltd., 2002.  144 p.
Book call no.:  356.1670973 A428u

Bennett, Richard M.  Elite Forces:  An Encyclopedia of the World's Most Formidable Secret Armies.  London, Virgin, 2003.  384 p.
Book call no.:  R 356.1603 B472e

Beyond Shock and Awe:  Warfare in the 21st Century, edited by Eric L. Haney and Brian M. McThomsen.  New York, Berkley Caliber, 2006.  258 p.
Examines how the U.S. military must evolve to face changing times, technology and adversaries.  Eight essays offer opinions and information on such topics as war by deception, knowledge-based warfare, and achieving rapid dominance.  Editor is a founding member of Delta Force and the essays have a Special Operations perspective.
Book call no.:  355.0335 B573

Brailey, Malcolm.  The Transformation of Special Operations Forces in Contemporary Conflict:  Strategy, Missions, Organisation and Tactics.  Duntroon, Australia, Land Warfare Studies Centre, 2005.  56 p.
Australian perspective but still good overview of use and roles of SOF.
Also available online at:  http://www.defence.gov.au/ARMY/lwsc/Publications/WP_127.pdf
Book call no.:  356.16730994 B814s

De Taillon, J. Paul B.  The Evolving Requirements of the Canadian Special Operations Forces:  A Future Concept Paper.  Hurlburt Field, FL, Joint Special Operations University, September 2005.  19 p. (JSOU Pamphlet 05-2)
Book call no.:  356.160971 T149e

Dockery, Kevin Abbrecht E.  Special Forces in Action:  Missions, Ops, Weapons, and Combat - Day by Day.  New York, Kensington Publishing Corp, 2004.  339 p.
Book call no.:  356.160973 D637s

Drury, Bob.  The Rescue Season:  The Heroic Story of Parajumpers on the Edge of the World.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 2001.  238 p.
Book call no.:  363.3481 D796r

Dunnigan, James F.  The Perfect Soldier:  Special Operations, Commandos, and the Future of U.S. Warfare.  New York, Citadel Press, 2004.  308 p.
Book call no.:  356.167 D924p

Fowler, Will.  The World's Elite Forces:  Arms and Equipment.  Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 2001.  144 p.
Book call no.:  356.16 F789a

Isby, David C.  Leave No Man Behind:  Liberation and Capture Missions.  London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2004.  416 p.
Book call no.:  356.160973 I76L

Joint Special Operations University and National Defense Industrial Association.  2004-2005 JSOU-NDIA Essays.  Hurlburt Field, FL, JSOU Press, 2005.  70 p.
A collection of JSOU reports compiled and published "to contribute toward expanding the body of knowledge about Joint Special Operations."
Book call no.:  359.984 T974

Pushies, Fred J.  The Complete Book of U.S. Special Operations Forces.  St. Paul, MN, MBI Pub. Co, 2004.  176 p.
Book call no.:  356.1609734 P987c

Ryan, Mike.  Special Operations in Iraq.  Barnsley, UK, Pen & Sword Military, 2005.  175p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 R989s

Southworth, Samuel A.  U.S. Special Warfare:  The Elite Combat Skills of America's Modern Armed Forces.  Cambridge, MA, Da Capo Press, 2004.  230 p.
Book call no.:  356.16 S729u

Thompson, Leroy.  G.I. The Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform and His Equipment:  America's Commandos U.S. Special Operations Forces of World War II and Korea.  Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 2001.  72 p.
Book call no.:  940.541273 T473a

A Tribute to Special Operations:  Special Operations 2003.  Tampa, FL, Faircount, 2003.  200 p.
The second of what will be an ongoing series dedicated to the elite soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen that make up the special operations forces of today's U.S. military.
Book call no.:  356.160973 T822

Turbiville, Graham H.  Russian Special Forces:  Issues of Loyalty, Corruption and the Fight Against Terror.  Hurlburt Field, FL, Joint Special Operations University, 2005.  27 p. (JSOU Pamphlet 05-1)
Book call no.:  356.160947 T931r

The Year in Special Operations.  Tampa, FL, Faircount, 2005.  176 p.
Book call no.:  356.16 Y39 2005
 

Documents, General

Best, Richard A. and Feickert, Andrew.  Special Operations Forces (SOF) and CIA Paramilitary Operations:  Issues for Congress.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, 2005.  6 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.fas.org/man/crs/RS22017.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no. 05-RS22017

Brown, Timothy D.  The Role of Special Operations Forces in U.S. Homeland Security and Homeland Defense.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2005.  25 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA433677
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 B8811r

Doty, Denis P.  Command and Control of Special Operations Forces for 21st Century Contingency Operations.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2003.  26 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA415457
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 D7251c

Feickert, Andrew.  U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF):  Background and Issues for Congress.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, 2005.  6 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no. 05 RS21048

Groover, Ralph H.  United States Special Operations Forces Strategic Employment.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2004.  22 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA423857
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 G876u

Hastings, Michael D.  The Integration of Conventional Forces and Special Operations Forces.  Fort Leavenworth KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2005.  98 p.
"The lack of inter-service communication between the Army SF and the NSW forces becomes more significant when the number of SOF available in the AOR is reduced."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA436637
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 H3581i

Mahla, Philip L.  An Operational Concept for the Transformation of SOF into a Fifth Service.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2003.  131 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA417521
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 M2142o

McGregor, Otis W.  Command and Control of Special Operations Forces Missions in the US Northern Command Area of Responsibility.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2005.  91 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA432342
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 M1472c

Rhyne, Richard G.  Special Forces Command and Control in Afghanistan.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2004.  70 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA429053
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 R479s

SOF Vision 2020.  Washington, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, U.S. Special Operations Command, 1996.  26 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43903-11

Thompson, Billy D.  For Valor or Value an Examination of Personnel Recovery Operations.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, 2001.  68 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA407802
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43998-1 T468f


Periodicals, General

Fuentes, Gidget.  Corps Jumps into Spec-Ops Mission.  Navy Times 55:10 February 20, 2006.
Reports on the inclusion of the U.S. Marine Corps into the joint special operations of the U.S. Armed forces. Functions of the special operations group which will be called U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command ( MarSOC); Significance of the establishment of the MarSOC to the Marine Corps; Information on the plans for the MarSOC group.

Naylor, Sean D.  3-Star to Lead JSOC.  Air Force Times 66:24-26 March 6, 2006.
Focuses on the changes planned by the U.S. Department of Defense for its Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) as of March 2006. Details of the changes; Status of the special operation forces; Role of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in the JSOC.


Multimedia, General

Clancy, Tom.  Shadow Warriors:  Inside the Special Forces.  Newport Beach, CA, Books on Tape, 2002.  15 sound cassettes (1.5 hr. each).
Unabridged.
AUL Audio 356.16 C587sa

Understanding Terrorism:  The Thin Blue Line.  New York, Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., 2001.  1 videocassette, 52 min.
Looks at the counter-terror organizations:  Delta Force (U.S.), GSG-9 (Germany), S.A.S. (U.K.), GEO (Spain), GEK Cobra (Austria) and others.
Video call no.:  363.32 U55 v.4


Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM)


Internet Resource

Naval Special Warfare Command.
Available online at:  https://www.navsoc.navy.mil/ 
Contains information about the missions and history of the command, lists component commands and has links to relevant sites.


Books

Arena, Mark V.  Advanced Seal Delivery System (ASDS):  Perspectives and Options.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand/National Defense Research Institute, 2001.  34 p.
Book call no.:  359.9840973 A244

Chalker, Dennis and Dockery, Kevin.  One Perfect Op:  An Insider's Account of the Navy SEAL Special Warfare Teams.  New York, HarperCollins, 2002.  332 p.
A firsthand look at SEAL Team Six as they prepare and deploy for the mission of counterterrorism, as told by a former SEAL Command Master Chief.
Book call no.:  92 C436o

Couch, Dick.  Down Range:  Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism, foreword by Richard Danzig.  New York, Crown, 2005.  255 p.
Book call no.:  956.7044345 C853d

Couch, Dick.  The Warrior Elite:  The Forging of SEAL Class 228.  New York, Crown Publishers, 2001.  219 p.
Follows the trainees of Class 228 as they struggle through the twenty-seven-week Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal (BUDS/S) training at the Navy Special Warfare Training Center.
Book call no.:  359.984 C853w

Dockery, Kevin.  Navy SEALs:  A History Part II:  The Vietnam Years.  New York, Berkley Books, 2002.  339 p.
Book call no.:  359.984 D637na

Dockery, Kevin.  Weapons of the Navy SEALs.  New York, Berkley Books, 2004.  538 p.
Book call no.:  359.984 D637w

Sasser, Charles W.  Encyclopedia of the Navy SEALs.  New York, Facts on File, Inc, 2002.  270 p.
Documents the history of the formation of the Navy SEALs from the pre-SEAL days of WWII underwater demolition teams to the formal authorization of the SEALs in 1962.
Book call no.:  R 359.9840973 S252e


Documents

Butner, Joseph C.  Experimental Analysis of Integration of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Naval Special Warfare Operations Forces.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2002.  103 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA409922
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 B9871e

Jackson, Matthew J.  Swimming with the Natives:  Cultural Immersion and Its Applications for Naval Special Warfare.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2004.  101 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA427334
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 J131s

Naval Special Warfare Forces in Somalia, 1992-1995.  MacDill AFB, FL, United States Special Operations Command, History and Research Office, 2001.  91 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43903-21

Richard, Gary J.  Naval Special Warfare's Contribution to Global Joint Operations in Support of Sea Power 21:  The United States Navy's Vision for the Twenty-First Century.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command General Staff College, 2004.  84 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA429072
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 R5123n


Periodicals

Brown, David.  Under the Radar:  Specops Troops, Kitty Hawk Sailors Got Acquainted on Unique, Covert Mission.  Navy Times 51:8 January 14, 2002.

Burgess, Richard R.  SEAL Force Restructured to Stabilize Deployments.  Sea Power 45:17-18 May 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=119809707&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cantrell, Allen F.  What's in the Future?  Navy Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadrons.  Officer 80:30-33 March-April 2003.
A primary response unit in both contingency and wartime operations, the Navy's Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadrons maintain a constant 72-hour alert status. Both squadrons are deployable either as a complete unit or as self-sufficient two aircraft detachments. One of the unique features of these detachments is their self-sustainability on land, as well as being able to operate off ships.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=328149571&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Goodman, Glenn W.  Unique SEAL Submarine.  Armed Forces Journal International 139:30 May 2002.

Scutro, Andrew.  Spec Ops Have New Home at Sea.  Navy Times 55:16 February 13, 2006.
The article focuses on the efforts of the U.S. Navy to convert several ballistic-missile submarines into special operations vehicles as of February 2006. The first of the submarines to be converted is the Ohio, which was modified to launch Navy Sea, Air and Land operatives in miniature submarines as well as a number of Tomahawk missiles.


U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)


Internet Resources

Air Force Link.  Factsheets.
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/factsheets/index.asp
Index to Air Force Factsheets.  For info on Spec Ops under Special Topics click on "Combat Controller," "Combat Weatherman," "Pararescuemen," etc.

Air Force Special Operations Command
Available online at:  http://www2.afsoc.af.mil/
Contains information about the command, fact sheets and links to other SO sites.

Commando Link.
Available online at:  http://www.hurlburt.af.mil/
Homepage of the USAF 16th Special Operations Wing.

Federation of American Scientists.  US Air Special Operations Forces.
Available online at:  http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dod/socom/sof-ref-2-1/SOFREF_Ch5.htm 
Describes organization of AFSOC and lists weapon systems and operations in which AFSOC units have participated.

United States Air Force.  Special Operations - Air Force Doctrine Document 2-7.  December 16, 2005.
Available online at:  http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/pubfiles/af/dd/afdd2-7/afdd2-7.pdf

United States Air Force.  Air Force Special Operations Command - Air Force Mission Directive 6, September 1, 1996.
Available online at:  http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/pubfiles/af/md/afmd6/afmd6.pdf
Outlines mission, command and responsibilities of the Air Force Special Operations Command.
 

Book

Hirsh, Michael.  None Braver:  U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism.  New York, New American Library, 2003.  296 p.
Book call no.:  958.1046 H669n


Documents

Brown, Kenneth R.  A Study of Combat Attitudes of MAC Special Operations Personnel Compared to Air Force Personnel.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, n.d.  61 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 B878s

Costa, Janelle E.  The Casualty Care Interface Between the Air Force Medical Service and Air Force Special Operations Forces.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2002.  37p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA420666
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 C837c

Kingsley, Michael J.  Transformation Dilemma:  Air Force Special Operations Command and the Role in the Future of the Air Force and Special Operations.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University, 2003.  64 p.
Also available online at:  https://research.au.af.mil/papers/ay2003/affellows/kingsley.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42252-91 K55t

Sullivan, David M.  Transforming America's Military:  Integrating Unconventional Ground Forces into Combat Air Operations.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2002.  25 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA401010
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 S9492t


Periodicals

Air Force Special Operations CommandAir Force Magazine.  2006 USAF Almanac:104 May 2006.
Also available online at:  http://www.afa.org/magazine/may2006/0506majcoms.pdf

Bacon, Lance M.  To Hell and Back (First U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan).  Air Force Times 63:14-17 March 24, 2003.

Dougherty, James J.  Operational Medical Support for the Tip of the Spear:  The Heart of Air Force Special Operations Forces (AFSOF) Medicine.  Aerospace Power Journal 15:27-33 Winter 2001.
Explains how the operational environment of special operations forces (SOF) in the United States (U.S.) shapes the training and technology required by the SOF medical teams. Mission of the U.S. Special Operations Command; Focus of SOF medicine; Information on the training received by operational medics; Requirements for (U.S.) Air Force Special Operations Command.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=6030576

Hebert, Adam J.  The Air CommandosAir Force Magazine 88:32-37 March 2005.

Hebert, Adam J.  The Ground Warriors of AirpowerAir Force Magazine 88:40-45 September 2005.

Kaufman, Gail and Svitak, Amy.  Putting Lessons to Use:  Schooled in Desert Storm, Afghanistan Air Wars, Air Force Surprises in Iraq.  Air Force Times 637:12 April 7, 2003.

Maze, Rick.  Big Spec-Ops Boost May Not Be Enough.  Air Force Times 638:22 April 14, 2003.

Newman, Richard J.  Masters of Invisibility.  Air Force Magazine 85:36-41 June 2002.

Rolfsen, Bruce.  Busiest of the Bunch:  A Florida-Based Special-Ops Squadron Is Tops in Deployed Time.  Air Force Times 638:20-22 April 14, 2003.

Rugen, Walter.  The Impact of Forward-Based Special-Operations Aviation.  Special Warfare 14:23-25 Summer 2001.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=92354681&sid=9&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Seydel, Carie A.  Shoot, Move, Communicate.  Airman 46:24-29 March 2002.
Describes the works of combat controllers of the U.S. Air Force 321st Special Tactics Squadron stationed at Royal Air Force in Mildenhall, England. Attitude of controllers toward their jobs; Reason controllers are misunderstood.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&an=6389563

Trowbridge, Gordon.  Wherever They're Needed (Reserve Search-and-Rescue Unit).  Air Force Times 636:10 March 31, 2003.

Wooley, Michael W.  America's Quiet Professionals:  Specialized Airpower--Yesterday, Today, and TomorrowAir & Space Power Journal 19:59-66 Spring 2005.
The commander of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) uses illustrations from recent operations to encapsulate AFSOC's contributions to the global war on terrorism.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=17138471


Multimedia

Suicide Missions:  Air Rescue.  New York, History Channel, A&E Television Networks, 2000.  1 videocassette (50 minutes).
Video call no.:  363.3481 A298


U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)


Internet Resources

United States Army.  Doctrine and Training Publications.
Available online at:  http://www.army.mil/usapa/doctrine/31_Series_Collection_1.html
Links to FMs, ARTEP and STP publications in the 31 series Special Operations.

United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Available online at: 
http://www.soc.mil/swcs/swcs_home.htm
"Trains United States Special Operations Command Joint and Army Special Operations Forces through development and evaluation of special operations concepts, doctrines and training."

United States Army Special Operations Command.
Available online at:  http://www.soc.mil/
"The mission of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command is to organize, train, educate, man, equip, fund, administer, mobilize, deploy and sustain Army special operations forces to successfully conduct worldwide special operations, across the range of military operations..."
 

Books

Bahmanyar, Mir.  Shadow Warriors:  A History of the U.S. Army Rangers.  University Park, IL, Osprey Direct, 2005.  336 p.
Book call no.:  356.1670973 B151s

Griswold, Terry and Giangreco, D. M.  Delta:  America's Elite Counterterrorist Force.  St. Paul, MN, Zenith Press, 2005.  127 p.
Book call no.:  356.1670973 G871d 2005

Nelson, Mark J.  With the Black Devils:  A Soldier's World War II Account with the First Special Service Force and the 82nd Airborne.  Atglen, PA, Schiffer Military History, 2004.  144 p.
Book call no.:  940.548173 N432w

Plaster, John L.  Secret Commandos:  Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 2004.  366 p.
Book call no.:  959.70438 P715s

Pushies, Fred J.  Night Stalkers:  160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).  St. Paul, MN, Zenith Press, 2005.  125 p.
Book call no.:  356.16 P987n

Smith, Michael.  Killer Elite:  The Inside Story of America's Most Secret Special Operations Team.  London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2006.  334 p.
Reveals the 25-year history of a top-secret US Army special operations unit. 'The Activity.'  The story follows this unit on operations from the rescue of General James Dozier from the Italian Red Brigades to the capture of Saddam Hussein, and the assassination of key members of al Qa'eda.
Book call no.:  356.1670973 S655k


Documents

Army Special Operations Forces Intelligence.  Washington, Department of the Army, 2001.  1 vol.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 35062-78 no. 3-05.102

Beaudette, Francis M.  The Role of United States Army Special Forces in Operation NOBEL OBELISK..  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2001.  105 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA395166
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 B373r

Bredenkamp, Michele H.  How Can the U.S. Army Overcome Intelligence Sharing Challenges Between Conventional and Special Operations Forces?.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2003.  51 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA415751
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 B831h

Call, Christopher D.  U.S. Army Special Forces Operational Interoperability with the U.S. Army's Objective Force:  The Future of Special Forces Liaison and Coordination Elements:  A Monograph.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2003.  77 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA415849
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 C156u

Monte, Jeffrey J.  The Role of Army Special Operations Forces in Nation Building.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2004.  75 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA428769
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 M772r

Peltier, Isaac J.  Surrogate Warfare:  The Role of U.S. Army Special Forces:  A Monograph.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. School of Advanced Military Studies, 2005.  42 p. 
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA436109
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 P393s

Prairie, John S.  The Organization of the United States Army Special Forces in the Objective Force.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2002.  118 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA407060
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 P8981o

Ziegler, Jack C.  The Army Special Operations Forces Role in Force Projection.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2003.  22 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA415798
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 Z46a


Periodicals

The 20th SF (Special Forces) Group in Flintlock 2001.  Special Warfare 15:60-61 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916341&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Blake, Jonathan A.  SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course) Phase II: Building a WarriorSpecial Warfare 18:2-7 July 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=892080731&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
"Examines the individual aspects of the transformation of the Special Forces training model in greater detail. Among others, the goal of the SF Qualification Course Phase II model is not only to develop essential physical skills and teach tactical drill, but also to instill in Soldiers the mindset and the core values that are required of every Special Forces Warrior."

Boyd, Curtis.  CA and PSYOP (Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations):  Major Changes in Personnel, Training Upcoming for OfficersSpecial Warfare 18:20-23 July 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=892080751&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
"As the Army is immersed in a transformation, so, too, are the roles of Soldiers in Civil Affairs (CA) and Psychological Operations (PSYOP). As the Global War on Terrorism continues, the demand for CA and PSYOP's unique skills and services has also increased, highlighting the important role both groups play not only in fighting the war but in winning the peace. In recognition of that key role, Boyd discusses the major changes in the works for officers and enlisted Soldiers in both fields, including the creation of CA and PSYOP branches."

Briscoe, C. H.  The 281st Aviation Company:  The Roots of Army Special Operations Aviation.  Special Warfare 15:56-59 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916251&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Brown, Bryan D.  U.S. Army Special Operations:  Focusing on People--'Humans Are More Important than Hardware'.  Army 51:157-160+ October 2001.

Burton, Janice.  Army Approves New SF Warrant Officer Training.  Special Warfare 19:14-15 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=991065401&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Burton, Janice.  Transforming Robin Sage:  Exercise to Incorporate TTPs, Language and Culture Scenarios, Shorter Schedule.  Special Warfare 19:11-13 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=991065081&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Burton, Paul S. and Wilson, Robert Lee.  7th SF (Special Forces) Group Provides Two Decades of Excellence in Latin America.  Special Warfare 15:42-47 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916271&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cavallaro, Gina.  'Snake Eaters' Needed Now (Special Forces Needs Soldiers).  Army Times 63:14-16 March 24, 2003.

Dunlap, Charles J.  Special Operations Forces after Kosovo.  Joint Force Quarterly 28:7-12 Spring-Summer 2001.
Adapted from the prize-winning entry in the first annual Special Operations Forces Essay Contest.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=12084445

Exercise Balance Magic:  19th SF (Special Forces) Group Practices Medicine in the Heart of Asia.  Special Warfare 15:31-33 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916251&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Fitchitt, David and Burton, Janice.  Going South:  SF Underwater Operations Training Facility Tackles Pre-CDQC.  Special Warfare 18:28-31 November-December 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=958996241&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Goodman, Glenn W.  Tip of the Spear:  US Army Special Forces Take on High Profile in Global War on Terrorism.  Armed Forces Journal International 139:34-35 June 2002.

Hankinson, Brian.  SERE in Transition:  Meeting the Needs of the Global War on Terrorism.  Special Warfare 19:16-22 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=991065541&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Johnson, David E. A. and others.  ARSOF (Army Special Operations Forces) Logistics TransformationMilitary Review 85:76-80 May-June 2005.
"Provides information on the transformation of the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces logistics. Need for Special Operations Forces (SOF) to interface with existing service systems; Consolidation of SOF pallets at the point of origin; Efficiency of the coordination chain among special military forces."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=18050050

Jones, Frank L.  Army SOF in Afghanistan Learning the Right Lessons.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 33:16-22 Winter 2002.
Delves into the military operations of the U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan. Discussion of term unconventional warfare; Instruments of unconventional warfare; Analysis of the concept of engagement.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=13320804

Kensinger, Philip R.  Supporting the Global War on TerrorismArmy 55:127-130 October 2005.
"The US Army Special Operations Command's (USASOC) continued involvement in the global war on terrorism, and the ongoing demand for special operations forces are creating tremendous changes both worldwide and for the training, expansion and continual modernization of USASOC units. Supporting the global war on terrorism is the Army's main goal and main accomplishment. Other accomplishments and goals are the creation of the new Futures Center, and the transformation of the Special Forces training program, combat service support units and Special Forces units."
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=909640271&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Kucera, Joshua.  Civil Affairs, PSYOPS Shift away from SOCOM.  Jane's Defence Weekly 43:11 March 22, 2006.
The article reports that United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has ordered the transfer of the majority of civil affairs and psychological operations from the US Special Operations Command to the US Army. The units will be integrated into duty brigade combat teams. Civilian corps will also be developed to deploy with military forces and help coordinate post-war civilian reconstruction efforts.

Listman, John W.  Ranger's Cradle:  Concept for U.S. Army's Elite Commandos Began in the Guard.  National Guard 57:82-86 April 2003.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=332999301&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Operation Focus Relief:  3rd SF (Special Forces) Group Builds Relations in Western Africa.  Special Warfare 15:28-30 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916241&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Schaefer, Robert W. and Davis, M.  The 10th SF (Special Forces) Group Keeps Kosovo Stable.  Special Warfare 15:52-55 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916311&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Terzian, John.  SF (Special Forces) Advisers in El Salvador:  The Attack on El Paraiso.  Special Warfare 14:18-25 Spring 2001.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=86940190&sid=4&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Urban Recon:  Light-Detection and Ranging Sensors Give SOF the Big Picture.  Special Warfare 19:10 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=991065361&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Capable & Special Mission Units


Internet Resource

Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.
Available online at:  http://www.marsoc.usmc.mil/
Provides information about MARSOC personnel, capabilities, and operations.
 

Document

Clark, Mark A.  Should the Marine Corps Expand Its Role in Special Operations?  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2003.  57 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA413580
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 C5941s


Periodicals

Brinkley, C. Mark.  Plan Puts Marine Unit into the Special Operations Command.  Air Force Times 62:27 July 8, 2002.

Fuentes, Gidget.  Corps Jumps into Spec-Ops Mission.  Navy Times 55:10 February 20, 2006.
Reports on the inclusion of the U.S. Marine Corps into the joint special operations of the U.S. Armed forces. Functions of the special operations group which will be called U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MarSOC); Significance of the establishment of the MarSOC to the Marine Corps; Information on the plans for the MarSOC group.

Kreisher, Otto.  The USMC-SOCOM (US Marine Corps-Special Operations Command) Connection.  Sea Power 46:45-47 March 2003.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=9418106

Kyser, Giles.  The Corps and USSOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command)--Renewed Links.  Marine Corps Gazette 86:24 February 2002.
The war on terrorism highlights the complementary capabilities of two crisis response forces, the Marine Corps and special operations forces (SOF). Article discusses the contributions made by Marines and SOF during the campaign, which validate core competencies and magnify the utility of the forces.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=108923435&sid=4&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Marine Special Operations Command.  Marine Corps Gazette 90:4 January 2006.
The article reports on the creation of a Marine special operations command (MarSOC) as part of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCom). The Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld approved a joint recommendation from the Marine Corps and USSOCom. General Dennis J. Hejlik will be commanding the MarSOC to be stationed at Camp Lejeune.

Parks, W. Hays.  Should Marines "Join" Special Operations Command?  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 129:4 May 2003.

Schultz, Fred L.  MarSOC Just Call Them Marines.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 132:48-50 January 2006.
This article focuses on the commanding general of the controversial new Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Brigadier General Dennis J. Hejlik. In his most recent combat tour, his brigade took on radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his militia in the fall of 2004 for control of the Islamic holy city of Najaf, Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19412075


U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)


Internet Resources

Headquarters, United States Special Operations Command.
Available online at:  http://www.socom.mil/ 
USSOCOM leads, plans, synchronizes, and as directed, executes global operations against terrorist networks.

O'Connell, Thomas W.  Special Operations Command.  FDCH Congressional Testimony March 8, 2006.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&an=32Y2233842137

SOCOM Transforming to Lead Global War on Terrorism.  FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database March 14, 2006.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=32W2426559313

United States Special Operations Command.  2005 Annual Report.
Available online at:  http://www.socom.mil/Docs/2005_Annual_Report.pdf 
Provides an overview of today's SOF, focusing on the special operator in a 21st century environment.

United States Special Operations Command.  USSSOCOM 2006 Planner.
Available online at:  http://www.socom.mil/planner/2006_planner.pdf
Defines the areas of responsibility and a year-long calendar depicting historical and current events occurring in the SOF warriors' world.

United States Special Operations Command.  Posture Statement 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.socom.mil/planner/2006_planner.pdf


Books

U.S. Special Operations Command.  United States Special Operations Command History.  MacDill AFB, FL, HQ USSOCOM History and Research Office, 2002.  1 vol.
Book call no.:  356.160973 U58

U.S. Special Operations Command.  United States Special Operations Forces Posture Statement.  Washington, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, 2003-2004.  1 vol.
Book call no.:  356.16 U581


Documents

Basehart, John R.  Transformation of Special Operations:  Reducing Joint Friction.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2003.  26 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 B2991t

Donovan, Paul B.  JFMCC:  Theater C2 in Need of SOLE.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2003.  1 vol.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA415445
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 D6873j

Hayes, James E.  Honing the Dagger:  The Formation of a Standing Joint Special Operations Task Force Headquarters:  A Monograph.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2005.  42 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA435896
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 H417h

Houfek, John  R.  Theater Variations in Naval Special Warfare Command and Control Violate Joint Doctrine.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2003.  1 vol.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA420146
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 H837t

Morgan, George F.  Realigning Joint Doctrine for Effective Theater Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Operations.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2003.  34 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA420382
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 M848r

Poulin, Steven D.  Realigning Coast Guard Enhanced Maritime Capabilities:  A Lesson Learned From the U.S. Special Operations Command.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2005,  52 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA434653
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 P874r

Schenberger, Walter R.  SOF and the JFACC:  Prescription for an Ailing Relationship.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2001.  29 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 S3241s

Special Operations Technology Execution Plan:  Fiscal Year 2004.  MacDill AFB, FL, U.S. Special Operations Command, 2004.  229 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43903-23

Whelan, Joseph F.  Countering Enemy Special Purpose Forces:  An Evolving Mission for United States Special Operations Forces, a Monograph.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 2001.  48 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA390475
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 W566c


Periodicals

Brinkley, C. Mark.  Plan Puts Marine Unit into the Special Operations Command.  Air Force Times 62:27 July 8, 2002.

Erwin, Sandra I.  SOCOM (Special Operations Command) Will Spend Bonus Dollars on Modernization.  National Defense 86:40-42 April 2002.
Also available online at:  http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/issues/2002/Apr/SOCOM_Will.htm

Kennedy, Harold.  Forces under Stress:  Special Ops Command Fighting to Retain Seasoned Warriors.  National Defense 89:34-35 October 2004.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=712429531&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Kreisher, Otto.  The USMC-SOCOM (US Marine Corps-Special Operations Command) Connection.  Sea Power 46:45-47 March 2003.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=9418106

Kyser, Giles.  The Corps and USSOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command)--Renewed Links.  Marine Corps Gazette 86:24 February 2002.
The war on terrorism highlights the complementary capabilities of two crisis response forces, the Marine Corps and special operations forces (SOF). Article discusses the contributions made by Marines and SOF during the campaign, which validate core competencies and magnify the utility of the forces.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=108923435&sid=4&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Marine Special Operations Command.  Marine Corps Gazette 90:4 January 2006.
The article reports on the creation of a Marine special operations command (MarSOC) as part of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCom). The Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld approved a joint recommendation from the Marine Corps and USSOCom. General Dennis J. Hejlik will be commanding the MarSOC to be stationed at Camp Lejeune.

Naylor, Sean D.  SoCom Chief Focuses on 'Hearts and Minds.'  Navy Times 55:10 March 20, 2006.
Discusses the views of the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCom) Bryan Brown regarding the balance between direct action and psychological missions during the war against Islamic terrorists as of March 2006. Duties of the SOCom during the war; Views of the special operations community on the SOCom; Missions of the branches of the SOCom.

Naylor, Sean D.   More than Door-Kickers:  Special Ops Forces are Misused as Man-Hunters, Critics SayArmed Forces Journal 143:28-30 March 2006.
Focuses on the public image of the U.S. special operations forces as of March 2006. Achievements of the special forces during the attack in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq; Description of the principal missions of the special forces; Issues surrounding the leadership of the special forces.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=20467697

Naylor, Sean D.  Special Forces Leader:  'The Way We Assess and Train Our Soldiers Works'.  Army Times 62:15 June 3, 2002.

Naylor, Sean D.  3-Star to Lead JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command):  Report Suggests Renewed Focus on Spec Ops.  Army Times 66:20+ February 28, 2006.

Parks, W. Hays.  Should Marines "Join" Special Operations Command?  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 129:4 May 2003.

Sherman, Jason and others.  Rising Profile Profits U.S. Special Forces.  Defense News 186:30 April 21, 2003.

Technology Force Multiplier for Special Operations.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 40:54-59 Winter 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19568186

U.S. Special Operations Command.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 40:36-37 Winter 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19568182

U.S. Special Operations Command:  Effectively Engaged, Today, Framing the Future Fight.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 40:49-53 Winter 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19568185

U.S. Special Operations Command:  Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 40:38-43 Winter 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19568183

U.S. Special Operations Command the War on Terror.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 40:44-47 Winter 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19568184


Civil Affairs Operations (CAO)


Internet Resource

United States.  Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Joint Doctrine for Civil Affairs.  April 2003.
Available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/new_pubs/jp3_57_1.pdf


Book

Schultheis, Rob.  Waging Peace:  A Special Operations Team's Battle to Rebuild Iraq.  New York, Gotham Books, 2005.  184 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 S386w


Documents

Monte, Jeffrey J.  The Role of Army Special Operations Forces in Nation Building.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2004.  75 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA428769
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 M772r

Parks, Timothy D.  Full Spectrum Forces or Special Purpose Forces?:  A Strategic Decision:  A Monograph.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, May 26, 2005.  46 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA436112
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 P2521f

Wise, J. Chris.  Methods to Improve Cultural Communication Skills in Special Operations Forces.  Alexandria, VA, U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 1998.  1 vol.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 44323


Periodicals

Adelstein, Dan.  The State of SF (Special Forces), PSYOP (Psychological Operations) and CA (Civil Affairs) Personnel.  Special Warfare 14:38-43 Spring 2001.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=86940196&sid=4&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Brown, Bryan D.  U.S. Army Special Operations:  Focusing on People--'Humans Are More Important than Hardware'.  Army 51:157-160+ October 2001.

Burton, Janice.  Language Transformation Plan to Build Culturally Savvy Soldiers.  Special Warfare 18:14-17 September 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=913086901&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Burton, Janice.  Pipeline Transformation:  SFQC Phase III Ties Technology, Language to MOS Training.  Special Warfare 18:20-23 November-December 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=958996231&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Erwin, Sandra I.  Civil Affairs--as Demands for Nation-Building Troops Soar, Leaders Ponder ReorganizationNational Defense 89:20-21 May 2005.
"Details how Army and US Special Operations Command officials are studying proposals to reorganize the small but highly in-demand civil affairs force. Civil affairs troops, who specialize in nation building and civilian-military relations, possess skills that have become indispensable to US commanders. In the Iraqi war zone, particularly, forces fight insurgents, and at the same time try to rebuild the economy and the infrastructure."
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=874986221&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Exercise Balance Magic:  19th SF (Special Forces) Group Practices Medicine in the Heart of Asia.  Special Warfare 15:31-33 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916251&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Glenn, Amanda.  Advisory Missions:  SF-Command Training Supports Human Rights.  Special Warfare 14:12-17 Spring 2001.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=86940187&sid=4&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Gowen, Jeffery B.  Avoiding 'Feel Good' Civil-Military Operations.  Special Warfare 18:9-12 November-December 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=958996081&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Kucera, Joshua.  Civil Affairs, PSYOPS Shift away from SOCOM.  Jane's Defence Weekly 43:11 March 22, 2006.
The article reports that United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has ordered the transfer of the majority of civil affairs and psychological operations from the US Special Operations Command to the US Army. The units will be integrated into duty brigade combat teams. Civilian corps will also be developed to deploy with military forces and help coordinate post-war civilian reconstruction efforts.

Walley, Cherilyn A. and Mullins, Michael R.  Order from Chaos:  The 422nd CA Battalion in OIF.  Veritas 2:70-75 2006.


Counterterrorism (CT)


Books

Celeski, Joseph D.  Operationalizing COIN.  Hurlburt Field, FL, JSOU Press, 2005.  113 p.
Suggests techniques for a COIN plan and executing it employing special operations forces.  The concepts presented are reinforced with a review of the war in Afghanistan (OEF).
Book call no.:  355.0218 C392o

Chalker, Dennis and Dockery, Kevin.  One Perfect Op:  An Insider's Account of the Navy SEAL Special Warfare Teams.  New York, HarperCollins, 2002.  332 p.
A firsthand look at SEAL Team Six as they prepare and deploy for the mission of counterterrorism, as told by a former SEAL Command Master Chief.
Book call no.:  92 C436o

Couch, Dick.  Down Range:  Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism, foreword by Richard Danzig.  New York, Crown, 2005.  255 p.
Book call no.:  956.7044345 C853d

Harclerode, Peter.  Secret Soldiers:  Special Forces in the War Against Terrorism.  London, Cassell, 2000.  620 p.
Book call no.:  356.16 H256s

Hirsh, Michael.  None Braver:  U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism.  New York, New American Library, 2003.  296 p.
Book call no.:  958.1046 H669n

Micheletti, Eric.  Special Forces in Afghanistan 2001-2003:  War Against Terrorism, translated from the French by Cyril Lombardini.  Paris, Histoire & Collections, 2004.  175p.
Book call no.:  356.16 M623s

Pugliese, David.  Shadow Wars:  Special Forces in the New Battle Against Terrorism.  Ottawa, Canada, Esprit de Corps Books, 2003.  208 p.
Book call no.:  356.16 P978s


Documents

Fatheree, Christopher L. R.  Intelligence Reachback Requires Analysts Forward.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2003.  18 p.
Intelligence reachback from forward deployed analysts proved to be critical during Operation Enduring Freedom.  Improvements in technology and communications provided nearly continuous connectivity from deployed forces providing timely and accurate intelligence support.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA417226
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 F252i

Franco, George H.  Insurgency in Urban Areas:  Implications for SOF.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000.  130 p.
This study argues that the most effective way to counter an urban insurgency is with the use of SOF.  SOF can provide a "vertically integrated" adversary effort to exploit insurgents vulnerabilities.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 F8251i

Gonnella, Joseph.  Terrorism Prevention:  How Does Special Operations Fit in?  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2005.  206 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA436674
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 G639t

Haas, Christopher K.  A Standing Unconventional Warfare Task Force to Combat Insurgency in the 21st Century.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2005.  20 p.
Reports recommends that USASOF be restructured into standing deployable Unconventional Warfare Task Forces.  Uses lessons learned from Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom to substantiate the argument.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA432859
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 H112s

Jackson, Matthew J.  Swimming with the Natives:  Cultural Immersion and Its Applications for Naval Special Warfare.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2004.  101 p.
Cultural Immersion is a step above HUMINT.  Recommends that Naval Special Warfare decision makers use intelligence gained from Cultural Immersion more in the global war against terrorism.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA427334
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 J131s

Reed, D. Todd.  The Tao of Special Forces:  An Analysis of Counterinsurgency Doctrine.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2004.  91 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA424849
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 K3232t

Simmons, Jeremy.  Closing the Gaps:  A Strategy for Gaining the Initiative in the War on Terror.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) Special Operations Curriculum, 2003.  19 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA419907
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525-195

Williams, Linda B.  Intelligence Support to Special Operations in the Global War on Terrorism.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2004.  28 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA424015
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 W7241i


Periodicals

Arnold, Mark C.  Special-Operations Forces' Interoperability with Coalition Forces.  Special Warfare 18:24-27 September 2005.
The US special-operations forces' (SOF) integration with the coalition forces is critical to affirming the legitimacy and credibility of their operations in the Global War on Terrorism.  In Iraq and Afghanistan, the integration has affected operations from the task-force level down to the special-operations Soldiers on the ground who work with coalition forces in adjacent special-operations areas.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=913086931&sid=22&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Bacon, Lance M.  To Hell and Back (First U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan).  Air Force Times 63:14-17 March 24, 2003.

Eshel, David.  Special Forces in Counter-Terror.  NATO's Nations and Partners for Peace 47:154-159 2002.
Focuses on the special forces established by the global community in an effort to counter terrorism in the 21st century.  Basic roles of Special Operation Forces; discussion of U.S. special forces activities in the global anti-terror campaign; overview of world national special forces qualified in counter terrorist warfare.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=8799059

Finlayson, Kenneth.  Night Stalkers in the Philippines:  Tragedy and Triumph in Balikatan 02-1.  Veritas 2:54-59 2006.

Goodman, Glenn W.  Expanded Role for Elite Commandos.  Armed Forces Journal 140:34+ February 2003.

Goodman, Glenn W.  Tip of the Spear:  US Army Special Forces Take on High Profile in Global War on Terrorism.  Armed Forces Journal International 139:34-35 June 2002.

Goure, Daniel.  Lessons Can Be Drawn from Afghan War.  National Defense 86:15 April 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=115192451&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Hankinson, Brian.  SERE in Transition:  Meeting the Needs of the Global War on Terrorism.  Special Warfare 19:16-22 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=991065541&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Jogerst, John.  What's So Special about Special Operations?  Lessons from the War in Afghanistan.  Aerospace Power Journal 16:98-102 Summer 2002.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=7035422

Jones, Frank L.  Army SOF in Afghanistan Learning the Right Lessons.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 33:16-22 Winter 2002.
Delves into the military operations of the U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan.  Discussion of term unconventional warfare; instruments of unconventional warfare; analysis of the concept of engagement.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=13320804

Kaufman, Gail and Svitak, Amy.  Putting Lessons to Use:  Schooled in Desert Storm, Afghanistan Air Wars, Air Force Surprises in Iraq.  Air Force Times 637:12 April 7, 2003.

Kibbe, Jennifer D.  The Rise of the Shadow Warriors.  Foreign Affairs 83:102-115 March-April 2004.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=12363827

Kyser, Giles.  The Corps and USSOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command)--Renewed Links.  Marine Corps Gazette 86:24 February 2002.
The war on terrorism highlights the complementary capabilities of two crisis response forces, the Marine Corps and special operations forces (SOF).  Article discusses the contributions made by Marines and SOF during the campaign, which validate core competencies and magnify the utility of the forces.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=108923435&sid=4&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

The Liberation of Mazar-E Sharif:  5th SF (Special Forces) Group Conducts UW (Unconventional Warfare) in Afghanistan.  Special Warfare 15:34-41 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916261&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Mann, Scott.  Combat-Advising the ANA:  7th SF Group Soldiers Advise as Afghan Army Targets al-Qaeda.  Special Warfare 18:17-19 November-December 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=958996091&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Mazzetti, Mark.  Speak Softly, Carry a Big Gun; Into the Hinterland with the Special Forces; Kanday, Afghanistan.  U. S. News & World Report 136:40 May 10, 2004.
The ODA 936 US Special Forces team was inserted into the Pesch Valley in northeastern Afghanistan in December with only the vaguest of orders to carry out a complex mission.  The team was to develop an intelligence network, earn the trust of the locals, track down terrorists, and build an army of Afghan men who for decades have known nothing but war.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=626656611&sid=6&Fmt=3&cli entId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Naylor, Sean D.  SoCom Chief Focuses on 'Hearts and Minds.'  Navy Times 55:10 March 20, 2006.
Discusses the views of the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCom) Bryan Brown regarding the balance between direct action and psychological missions during the war against Islamic terrorists as of March 2006.  Duties of the SOCom during the war; views of the special operations community on the SOCom; missions of the branches of the SOCom.

Rolfsen, Bruce.  Busiest of the Bunch:  A Florida-Based Special-Ops Squadron Is Tops in Deployed Time.  Air Force Times 638:20-22 April 14, 2003.

Schultz, Fred L.  MarSOC Just Call Them Marines.  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 132:48-50 January 2006.
This article focuses on the commanding general of the controversial new Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Brigadier General Dennis J. Hejlik.  In his most recent combat tour, his brigade took on radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his militia in the fall of 2004 for control of the Islamic holy city of Najaf, Iraq.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19412075

Seydel, Carie A.  Shoot, Move, Communicate.  Airman 46:24-29 March 2002.
Describes the works of combat controllers of the U.S. Air Force 321st Special Tactics Squadron stationed at Royal Air Force in Mildenhall, England.  Attitude of controllers toward their jobs; Reason controllers are misunderstood.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&an=6389563

Shanker, Thom and Shane, Scott.  Elite Troops Get Expanded Role on Intelligence.  New York Times, p A1-A6, March 8, 2006.
The article reports that the U.S. military is placing small teams of Special Operations troops in a growing number of American embassies to gather intelligence on terrorists in unstable parts of the world and to prepare for potential missions to disrupt, capture or kill them.  According to officials, the effort is part of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's two-year drive to give the military a more active intelligence role in the war on terror. Details of the program are reviewed.

Simons, Anna and Tucker, David.  United States Special Operations Forces and the War on Terrorism.  Small Wars and Insurgencies 14:77-91 Spring 2003.

Specialized Soldiers for a Specialized War.  Sergeants 41:11-14 April 2002.

Steele, Dennis.  Combat in Hell's Highland.  Army 52:38-41 January 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=110363629&sid=4&Fmt=2&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Steele, Dennis.  Special Forces Honored for Heroism and Valor.  Army 52:47-49 March 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=116812804&sid=5&Fmt=2&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

U.S. Special Operations Command the War on Terror.  JFQ:  Joint force Quarterly 40:44-47 Winter 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19568184

Wendt, Eric P.  Strategic Counterinsurgency Modeling.  Special Warfare 18:2-13 September 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=913087021&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Multimedia

Understanding Terrorism:  Brotherhood of Arms.  New York, Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., 2001.  1 videocassette, 52 min.
Looks into the global war against terrorism, and the elite counter-terrorism groups fighting it.
Video call no.:  363.32 U55 V.3


Direct Action (DA)


Books

Carney, John T. and Schemmer, Benjamin F.  No Room for Error:  The Covert Operations of America's Special Tactics Units from Iran to Afghanistan.  New York, Ballantine Books, 2002.  334 p.
Book call no.:  356.160973 C289n

Pegler, Martin.  Out of Nowhere:  A History of the Military Sniper.  Osceola, WI, MBI Publishing, 2004.  352 p.
Book call no.:  356.162 P376o

Rosenau, William.  Special Operations Forces and Elusive Enemy Ground Targets:  Lessons from Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand, 2001.  60 p.
Explores the role of ground observers in efforts to detect and defeat elusive forces, whether light forces in a peace operation or mobile ballistic missiles in a larger conflict.
Also available online at:  http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1408
Book call no.:  355.422 R813s

U.S. Air Force Search & Rescue Handbook.  Guilford, CN, Lyons Press, 2002.  579 p.
Book call no.:  613.69 U58u


Documents

Ecklund, Marshall V.  Personnel Recovery Operations for Special Operations Forces in Urban Environments:  Modeling Successful Overt and Clandestine Methods of Recovery.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2004.  201 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA425043
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 E19p

Hester, Johnny L.  Integration of Special Operations Forces into the Joint Targeting Process.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2003.  84 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA416890
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 H5881i


Periodicals

Naylor, Sean D.  SoCom Chief Focuses on 'Hearts and Minds.'  Navy Times 55:10 March 20, 2006.
Discusses the views of the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCom) Bryan Brown regarding the balance between direct action and psychological missions during the war against Islamic terrorists as of March 2006. Duties of the SOCom during the war; Views of the special operations community on the SOCom; Missions of the branches of the SOCom.

Trowbridge, Gordon.  Wherever They're Needed (Reserve Search-and-Rescue Unit).  Air Force Times 636:10 March 31, 2003.


Multimedia

Suicide Missions:  Air Rescue.  New York, History Channel, A&E Television Networks, 2000.  1 videocassette (50 minutes).
Video call no.:  363.3481 A298


Foreign Internal Defense (FID)


Books

Celeski, Joseph D.  Operationalizing COIN.  Hurlburt Field, FL, JSOU Press, 2005.  113 p.
Suggests techniques for a COIN plan and executing it employing special operations forces.  The concepts presented are reinforced with a review of the war in Afghanistan (OEF).
Book call no.:  355.0218 C392o

Schultheis, Rob.  Waging Peace:  A Special Operations Team's Battle to Rebuild Iraq.  New York, Gotham Books, 2005.  184 p.
Book call no.:  956.70443 S386w


Documents

Comedca, Thomas J.  The Need for Special Operations Forces Involvement in the Andean Region's Counter Drug Efforts.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2003.  36 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA415480
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 C735n

Newton, Ronald A.  Combating Transnational Organized Crime:  An Emerging Special Operations Mission.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2001.  22 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA390579
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 N565c

Wilson, Robert L.  SOF Contributions to Strengthening Weak or Failing States:  A Monograph.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2005.  53 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA436306

Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 W752s


Periodicals

The 20th SF (Special Forces) Group in Flintlock 2001.  Special Warfare 15:60-61 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916341&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Burton, Janice.  Training Our Allies:  New Course Provides Better Training for Coalition SOF.  Special Warfare 19:23-25 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=991065071&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Homza, Joseph L.  Special Operators:  A Key Ingredient for Successful Peacekeeping Operations Management.  Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement 12:91-110 Spring 2004.

Lubold, Gordon.  African Allies:  U.S. Anti-Terror Trainers Make Inroads in Troubled RegionArmed Forces Journal 143:22-26 September 2005.

Mann, Scott.  Combat-Advising the ANA:  7th SF Group Soldiers Advise as Afghan Army Targets al-Qaeda.  Special Warfare 18:17-19 November-December 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=958996091&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Marks, Paul.  Advisers and Advising in the 21st Century.  Special Warfare 14:28-37 Spring 2001.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=86940194&sid=6&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Operation Focus Relief:  3rd SF (Special Forces) Group Builds Relations in Western Africa.  Special Warfare 15:28-30 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916241&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Redding, Robert W.  19th SF (Special Forces) Group Utilized MCA (Military Civic-Action) Missions to Train Afghan National Army Battalions.  Special Warfare 17:22-27 February 2005.
Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, with the primary mission of training the new Afghan National Army. Over the course of six months, the battalion provided an entire range of training, from individual soldier skills to confidence missions.  The article discusses the military civic-action missions that supported the legitimacy of the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan to provide training to the Afghan National Army Battalions.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=834479081&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Schaefer, Robert W. and Davis, M.  The 10th SF (Special Forces) Group Keeps Kosovo Stable.  Special Warfare 15:52-55 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916311&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Terzian, John.  SF (Special Forces) Advisers in El Salvador:  The Attack on El Paraiso.  Special Warfare 14:18-25 Spring 2001.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=86940190&sid=4&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Information and Psychological Operations (IO-PSYOP)


Book

Paddock, Alfred H.  U.S. Army Special Warfare:  Its Origins.  Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 2002.  232 p.
An examination of the history of American psychological and unconventional warfare from World War II to the creation of the Psychological Warfare Center in 1952.
Book call no.:  356.1670973 P123u
 

Documents

Edgar, Jeffry L.  The Role of Special Operations Forces in Information Warfare:  Enablers:  Not Cyber Warriors.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2000.  24 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 E231r

Gottschalk, Frederick C.  The Role of Special Forces in Information Operations.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2000.  108 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA383815
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 G687r

LeMire, Guy A.  Employing Special Operations Forces to Conduct Deception in Support of Shaping and Decisive Operations:  A Monograph.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2002.  53 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA403590
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 L5541e

Sammons, David H.  PSYOP and the Problem of Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) for the Combatant Commander.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2004.  22 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA425993
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 S189p

Shea, Charles B.  Organic Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Special Operations:  ISR:  A Force Multiplier?  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2004.  56 p.
"This research addresses two questions:  a) can unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) enhance special operations forces (SOF) intelligence, surveillance, and reconaissance (ISR), and b) if yes, should these UAVs be organic (i.e., owned and operated by SOF)."--Abstract
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 S5391o

Vines, Shurman L.  The Impact of an Adversary's Computer Hacking Attacks on Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) Operations.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2000.  37 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 V782i


Periodicals

Adelstein, Dan.  The State of SF (Special Forces), PSYOP (Psychological Operations) and CA (Civil Affairs) Personnel.  Special Warfare 14:38-43 Spring 2001.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=86940196&sid=4&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Beavers, Garry J.  Defining the Information CampaignMilitary Review 85:80-82 November/December 2005.
Provides a working definition for the term information campaign being used in the U.S. Army.  Stresses that the military should define the information campaign so it can be easily distinguished from perception management.  Author finds in media reports that the military forces cannot distinguish between an information campaign, information operations, and perception management during operations launched in Iraq.  Models of perception management and components of information campaign are also presented.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19983848

Bloom, Bradley.  Information Operations in Support of Special OperationsMilitary Review 84:45-49 January-February 2004.
Discusses the need for information operations (IO) support to special operations (SO) of the U.S. Army. Benefits from IO.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=12455745

Briscoe, Charles H.  Frank E. Allen.  Veritas 2, no. 1:81-83 2006.

Darley, William M.  Clausewitz's Theory of War and Information OperationsJFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 40:73-79 Winter 2006.
Presents a discussion on information operations (IO) theory forwarded by Carl von Clausewitz, a philosopher.  These operations have wrongly been understood in its relationship to the so-called kinetic elements of military operations.  They are understood as a specific purpose and emphasis within an overall plan of action that under some circumstances might be the main effort.  Clausewitz describes war as a political conflict, which is broadly dominated by violence and moral factors.  The power of his theory results from the analysis of these two basic factors.
Also Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19568189

David G. John and Quinn, E. Lawson.  A Tactical Staff Structure for an Ideological WarMarine Corps Gazette 90:30-32 February 2006.
Presents the U.S. Marine Corps tactical staff structure for an ideological war.  The Marine Corps establishes an information operations staff section that includes the intelligence section, public affairs and psychological operations as they thought it to be the solution in the existent message weapon of the terrorists.  The author stresses that Marine Corps must attack terrorists by a comprehensive intelligence collection, information projection, and information protection.

Fulghum, David A.  Pentagon Jam UpAviation Week & Space Technology 164:25-26 April 10, 2006.
Focuses on cancellation of Stand-Off Jammer (SOJ) program. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley said that the rise in cost of the B-52 SOJ program, to nearly $7 billion from $1 billion, caused the program to be canceled.  The advanced system would have broadened the scope of electronic attack by adding flexibility and muscle to information operations and communications network invasion and exploitation.  Some of those involved in the program's early stages are calling foul on the cancellation decision, which, they say, was made by the Pentagon comptroller's office without adequate input from the Air Force, Navy, and industry, in particular.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=20487840

Keeton, Pamela and McCann, Mark.  Information Operations, STRATCOM, and Public AffairsMilitary Review 85:83-86 November/December 2005.
Discusses the efforts of the Afghan government to utilize effective communication in implementing changes in civil and military policies.  The Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan created Theaterwide Interagency Effects, or Effects, to synchronize communications-based public affairs, information operations and political-military operations.  The help given by the U.S. Department of State and the National Treaty Organization is also mentioned.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19983870

Knights, Michael.  US PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) Escalate Against Iraq.  Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 31, nos.1-2:11+ 2003.

Krech, Ken.  The Special Relationship Between Intel, and EW, and IOJournal of Electronic Defense 28:23 December 2005.
Focuses on the relationship that exists between the strike warfare and intelligence community.  It has been observed that electronic warfare specialization includes not only training but working daily, shoulder to shoulder with the intelligence community.  Pressure from the global war on terror is bringing electronic warfare, information and intelligence closer.  In a recent AOC Strategic Summit this relationship was recognized which will soon shape AOC membership initiatives.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19299978

Kucera, Joshua.  Civil Affairs, PSYOPS Shift away from SOCOM.  Jane's Defence Weekly 43:11 March 22, 2006.
The article reports that United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has ordered the transfer of the majority of civil affairs and psychological operations from the US Special Operations Command to the US Army.  The units will be integrated into duty brigade combat teams.  Civilian corps will also be developed to deploy with military forces and help coordinate post-war civilian reconstruction efforts.

Naylor, Sean D.  SoCom Chief Focuses on 'Hearts and Minds.'  Navy Times 55:10 March 20, 2006.
Discusses the views of the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCom) Bryan Brown regarding the balance between direct action and psychological missions during the war against Islamic terrorists as of March 2006.  Duties of the SOCom during the war; views of the special operations community on the SOCom; missions of the branches of the SOCom.

Pruett, Jesse P.  Good Cops, Bad Cops, Carrots and Sticks.  Special Warfare 18:18-21 September 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=913086911&sid=7&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Pugliese, David.  Private Firms Tapped to Assist War of IdeasNavy Times 54:38 September 19, 2005.
Reports on the assistance sought by the U.S. Special Operations Command from the private sector concerning war ideas for its battle against terrorism in Iraq.  Remarks from U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Mark Samisch regarding the involvement of private companies in information campaigns; focus of the command on psychological, and criticism on U.S. government efforts in strategic communications.

Walley, Cherilyn A.  Psychological Operations in Baghdad.  Veritas 2:76-80 2006.


Special Reconnaissance (SR)


Book

Monmonier, Mark.  Spying with Maps:  Surveillance Technologies and the Future of Privacy.  Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2002.  239 p.
Book call no.:  621.38928 M747s


Documents

Army Special Operations Forces Intelligence.  Washington, Department of the Army, 2001.  1 vol.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 35062-78 no.3-05.102

Don, Peter J.  Honing the Tip of the Spear:  Developing an Operational-Level Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield for Special Operations Forces.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2003.  29 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA415531
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 D6741h

Williams, Linda B.  Intelligence Support to Special Operations in the Global War on Terrorism.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2004.  28 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA424015
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 W7241i


Periodicals

Ackerman, Robert K.  Special Operations Forces Become Network-Centric.  Signal 57:17-21 March 2003.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=304125661&sid=8&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cline, Lawrence E.  Special Operations and the Intelligence System.  International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 18:575-592 2005.
Also available online at:  http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/media/ba750ycdwndqyp9bty47/contributions/j/2/5/1/j251548x81236k70.pdf

Mazzetti, Mark.  Speak Softly, Carry a Big Gun; Into the Hinterland with the Special Forces; Kanday, Afghanistan.  U. S. News & World Report 136:40 May 10, 2004.
The ODA 936 US Special Forces team was inserted into the Pesch Valley in northeastern Afghanistan in December with only the vaguest of orders to carry out a complex mission. The team was to develop an intelligence network, earn the trust of the locals, track down terrorists, and build an army of Afghan men who for decades have known nothing but war.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=626656611&sid=6&Fmt=3&cli entId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Rugen, Walter.  The Impact of Forward-Based Special-Operations Aviation.  Special Warfare 14:23-25 Summer 2001.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=92354681&sid=9&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Shanker, Thom and Shane, Scott.  Elite Troops Get Expanded Role on Intelligence.  New York Times, p A1-A6, March 8, 2006.
The article reports that the U.S. military is placing small teams of Special Operations troops in a growing number of American embassies to gather intelligence on terrorists in unstable parts of the world and to prepare for potential missions to disrupt, capture or kill them. According to officials, the effort is part of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's two-year drive to give the military a more active intelligence role in the war on terror. Details of the program are reviewed.

Urban Recon:  Light-Detection and Ranging Sensors Give SOF the Big Picture.  Special Warfare 19:10 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=991065361&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Unconventional Warfare (UW)


Internet Resource

Zoroya, Gregg.  Afghan Duty Offers Ultimate in Unconventional Warfare.  USA Today, p 1, April 12, 2004.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=JOE184878990004


Books

Dougan, Andy.  Through the Crosshairs:  A History of Snipers.  New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2004.  302 p.
Book call no.:  356.162 D731t

Glenn, Russell W.  Urban Combat Service Support Operations:  The Shoulders of Atlas.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2003.  153 p.
Book call no.:  355.426 G558u


Documents

Best, Richard A. and Feickert, Andrew.  Special Operations Forces (SOF) and CIA Paramilitary Operations:  Issues for Congress.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, 2005.  6 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.fas.org/man/crs/RS22017.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no. 05-RS22017

Haas, Christopher K.  A Standing Unconventional Warfare Task Force to Combat Insurgency in the 21st Century.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2005.  20 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA432859
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 H112s

Metzgar, Greg E.  Unconventional Warfare:  A Mission Metamorphosis for the 21st Century?  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, 2000.  121 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA391989
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43998-1 M596u

Noles, Danny L.  Reducing Special Operations Forces Forward:  Presence with Reachback Capabilities.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2004.  35 leaves.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 N791r

Ott, Paul A.  Unconventional Warfare in the Contemporary Operational Environment:  Transforming Special Forces, a Monograph.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2002.  63 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA403398
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 O89u

Peltier, Isaac J.  Surrogate Warfare:  The Role of U.S. Army Special Forces:  A Monograph.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. School of Advanced Military Studies, 2005.  42 p.
Discusses the Army Special Forces ability to wage unconventional warfare.  Reviews the unconventional warfare campaign operations in Afghanistan and northern Iraq and discusses what future UW operations in the global War on Terror may look like.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA436109
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 P393s


Periodicals

Dailey, Dell L. and Webb, Jeffrey G.  U.S. Special Operations Command and the War on TerrorJFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 40:44-47 Winter 2006.
Presents information on the actions taken by the U.S. Special Operations Command to prevent terrorism.  On October 19, 2001 U.S. Special Operators were the first forces to bring the war on terror to the enemy in his own back yard as Operation Enduring Freedom began in earnest.  The forces conducted parachute operations, helicopter infiltrations, unconventional warfare and direct action missions to suppress terrorism.  The operations conducted in Iraq also sent a strong message that terrorism and its sponsorship will draw a significant response.
Also available online at: 
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19568184
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Dunlap, Charles J.  Special Operations Forces after KosovoJFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 34:119-124 Spring 2003.
Focuses on the changes in special operations forces (SOF) in the 21st century.  Impact of high-technology warfare on the conduct of SOF missions; scope and importance of SOF; role of SOF in unconventional warfare.
Also available online at: 
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=11678149

Jones, Frank L.  Army SOF in Afghanistan Learning the Right Lessons.  JFQ:  Joint Force Quarterly 33:16-22 Winter 2002.
Delves into the military operations of the U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan. Discussion of term unconventional warfare; instruments of unconventional warfare; analysis of the concept of engagement.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=13320804

The Liberation of Mazar-E Sharif:  5th SF (Special Forces) Group Conducts UW (Unconventional Warfare) in Afghanistan.  Special Warfare 15:34-41 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916261&sid=3&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

McNeill, Donald J.  A Conventional Class VIII System for an Unconventional WarArmy Logistician 36:14-15 January/February 2004. 
Focuses on the deployment of class VIII supplies for the unconventional warfare operations conducted by the U.S. Army Special Forces Command.  Necessity for resupply in combat operations; engagement of combat health logistician with the single integrated medical logistics manager; implication for poor supply discipline.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&an=12122602


History


Internet Resources

Special Operations Bibliography, compiled by Janet L. Seymour.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Library, September 1997.
Offers information in separate sections for World War II, Falklands War, Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury), Desert Storm, and Haiti (Operation Uphold/Restore Democracy).
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/special/sof97toc.htm

United States Air Force.  Air War College Gateway:  Special Ops History.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-sof.htm#history
Offers numerous links to SOF operations history through websites, articles, reports, schools, etc.


Books

Bahmanyar, Mir.  Shadow Warriors:  A History of the U.S. Army Rangers.  University Park, IL, Osprey Direct, 2005.  336 p.
Book call no.:  356.1670973 B151s

Dockery, Kevin.  Navy SEALs:  A History Part II:  The Vietnam Years.  New York, Berkley Books, 2002.  339 p.
Book call no.:  359.984 D637na

Elite Military Formations in War and Peace, edited by A. Hamish Ion and Keith Neilson .  Westport, CN, Praeger, 1996.  184 p.
Provides a description of elite forces from the ancient world to World War II.  Discusses the mystique of elite forces and details their effectiveness and failures.
Book call no.:  356.167 E431

Haas, Michael E.  In the Devil's Shadow:  UN Special Operations During the Korean War.  Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 2000.  243 p.
Book call no.:  951.90424 H112i

Irwin, Will.  The Jedburghs:  The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944.  New York, Public Affairs, 2005.  323 p.
Book call no.:  940.5486 I72j

Leebaert, Derek.  To Dare & to Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, From Achilles to Al Qaeda.  New York, Little, Brown, 2006.  673 p.
An analysis of the 3000 year history of special operations campaigns from the Trojan Horse to World War II.  There are sections on "special operations, special forces, special targets and 'Invasion from the Future (1961-2010.'"
Book call no.:  356.1609 L482t

Lock, J. D.  To Fight with Intrepidity... the Complete History of the U.S. Army Rangers 1622 to Present.  New York, Pocket Books, 2001.  561 p.
Book call no.:  356.160973 L813t

The Mammoth Book of Elite Forces, edited by Jon E. Lewis.  New York, Carrol & Graf Publishers, 2001.  616 p.
First-hand accounts of the exploits of the elite forces of the world. Includes Delta Force and the Green Berets in operations from World War II to Somalia.
Book call no.:  365.167 M265

Marvin, Daniel.  Expendable Elite:  One Soldier's Journey into Covert Warfare.  Walterville, OR, TrineDay, 2003.  362 p.
Book call no.:  959.70433 M391e

McKinney, Mike and Ryan, Mike.  Chariots of the Damned:  Helicopter Special Operations from Vietnam to Kosovo.  New York, Thomas Dunne Books, 2001.  215 p.
Investigates the origins of the Special Operations Group and describes the experiences of rescue missions in Vietnam; Desert 1; the Gulf War; Bosnia and Somalia.
Book call no.:  356.16 M158c

Neillands, Robin.  In the Combat Zone:  Special Forces since 1945.  Washington Square, New York University Press, 1998.  350 p.
The theme of this book shows how Special Forces have developed, expanded, changed and have been deployed since 1945.  The central roles of SOF are examined along with the new roles counter-terrorism and cooperation with the intelligence community.
Book call no.:  356.167 N413i

Nelson, Mark J.  With the Black Devils:  A Soldier's World War II Account with the First Special Service Force and the 82nd Airborne.  Atglen, PA, Schiffer Military History, 2004.  144 p.
Book call no.:  940.548173 N432w

Paddock, Alfred H.  U.S. Army Special Warfare:  Its Origins.  Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 2002.  232 p.
An examination of the history of American psychological and unconventional warfare from World War II to the creation of the Psychological Warfare Center in 1952.
Book call no.:  356.1670973 P123u

Pegler, Martin.  Out of Nowhere:  A History of the Military Sniper.  Osceola, WI, MBI Publishing, 2004.  352 p.
Book call no.:  356.162 P376o

Plaster, John L.  Secret Commandos:  Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 2004.  366 p.
Book call no.:  959.70438 P715s

Quarrie, Bruce.  SAS and Elite Forces.  London, Quantum Publishing Ltd., 2004.  128 p.
Book call no.:  356.167 Q1s

Rosenau, William.  Special Operations Forces and Elusive Enemy Ground Targets:  Lessons from Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand, 2001.  60 p.
Explores the role of ground observers in efforts to detect and defeat elusive forces, whether light forces in a peace operation or mobile ballistic missiles in a larger conflict.
Also available online at:  http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1408
Book call no.:  355.422 R813s

Sasser, Charles W.  Encyclopedia of the Navy SEALs.  New York, Facts on File, 2002.  270 p.
Documents the history of the formation of the Navy SEALs from the pre-SEAL days of WWII underwater demolition teams to the formal authorization of the SEALs in 1962.
Book call no.:  R 359.9840973 S252e

Special Operations Forces:  Roles and Missions in the Aftermath of the Cold War, edited by Richard H. Shultz and others,  MacDill AFB, FL, U.S. Special Operations Command, 1995.  299 p.
Collection of papers presented at conference "The Roles and Missions of Special Operations Forces in the Aftermath of the Cold War."  The conference was based on the need to address the major sources and types of conflict in which Special Operations Forces will be used.  The papers address the major themes of SOF presence in regional security settings; ethnic conflict; international criminal organizations; low-intensity conflict and counterterrorist operations.
Book call no.:  356.1670973 S741

Thompson, Leroy.  G.I. The Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform and His Equipment:  U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Cold War.  Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 2002.  72 p.
Book call no.:  356.160973 T477ua

Waugh, Billy and Keown, Tim.  Hunting the Jackal:  A Special Forces and CIA Ground Soldier's Fifty-Year Career Hunting America's Enemies.  New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.  235 p.
Book call no.:  327.12730092 W354h


Documents

Beaudette, Francis M.  The Role of United States Army Special Forces in Operation NOBEL OBELISK.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2001.  105 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA395166
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 B373r

Cloninger, James M.  Analysis of Communist Vietnamese Special Operations Forces During the Vietnam War and the Lessons that can be Applied to Current and Future U.S. Military Operations.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2005.  65 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA435487
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 C644a

Naval Special Warfare Forces in Somalia, 1992-1995.  MacDill AFB, FL, United States Special Operations Command, History and Research Office, 2001.  91 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43903-21

Ramirez, Armando J.  From Bosnia to Baghdad:  The Evolution of US Army Special Forces from 1995-2004.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2004.  91 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA427212
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42425 R173f

Rhyne, Richard G.  Special Forces Command and Control in Afghanistan.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2004.  70 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA429053
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 R479s


Periodicals

Briscoe, C. H.  The 281st Aviation Company:  The Roots of Army Special Operations Aviation.  Special Warfare 15:56-59 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916251&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Briscoe, Charles H.  The 2nd Ranger Infantry Company:  "Buffaloes" in Korea 29 December - 19 May 1951.  Veritas 2:27-38 2006.

Celeski, Joseph D.  A History of SF (Special Forces) Operations in Somalia:  1992-1995.  Special Warfare 15:16-27 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916151&sid=10&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Crist, David B.  Joint Special Operations in Support of Earnest Will.  Joint Force Quarterly No.29:15-22 Autumn 2001.
Chronicles the United States' joint special operations in support of the Operation Ernest Will in the Iranian island of Farsi in the northern Persian Gulf. Background on the Iran-Iraq conflict; Explosion of SS Bridgetown when the ship struck a contact mine laid by the Iranian vessel, Sirjan; Outline of the U.S. Central Command's mobile sea base concept.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=10449896

Finlayson, Kenn.  Operation White Star:  Prelude to Vietnam.  Special Warfare 15:48-51 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916281&sid=10&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Finlayson, Kenneth.  The End Run of Galahad:  The Battle of Myitkyina.  Veritas 2:22-26 2006.

Gray, Sidney J. and Weigandt, Charles W.  The 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment):  20 Years of Army Special Operations Aviation.  Special Warfare 14:6-11 Summer 2001.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=92354677&sid=9&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Sutherland, Ian.  The OSS (Office of Strategic Services) Operational Groups:  Origin of Army Special Forces.  Special Warfare 15:2-13 June 2002.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=136916131&sid=10&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Walley, Cherilyn A.  Airborne Signal:  The 112th (Special Operations) Signal Battalion in World War II.  Veritas 2:3-18 2006.

Walley, Cherilyn A.  From Ledo to Leeches:  The 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional).  Veritas 2:19-21 2006.

Walley, Cherilyn A. and Briscoe, Charles H.  SF Detachment 39:  SFLE in Korea.  Veritas 2:39-46 2006.


Multimedia

Mesirow, Todd.  Suicide Missions:  SOG:  Warriors Behind the Lines.  New York, History Channel, 2000.  1 videocassette (50 min).
Video call no.:  356.16 S7411

Special Operations Group:  Suicide Missions.  New York, History Channel, A&E Home Video, 2000.  1 videocassette (50 minutes).
Video call no.:  356.16 S7411

The True Story of Black Hawk Down.  New York, A&E Television Networks, 2002.  1 videocassette, 100 min.
Video call no.:  967.73053 T866

Understanding Terrorism:  Operation Thunderbolt.  New York, Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., 2001.  1 videocassette, 60 min.
The complete story of the Entebbe Rescue mission.
Video call no.:  363.32 U55 V.5


Programs/Systems, Training & Equipment


Books

Arena, Mark V.  Advanced Seal Delivery System (ASDS):  Perspectives and Options.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand/National Defense Research Institute, 2001.  34 p.
Book call no.:  359.9840973 A244

Dockery, Kevin.  Weapons of the Navy SEALs.  New York, Berkley Books, 2004.  538 p.
Book call no.:  359.984 D637w

Dockery, Kevin Abbrecht E.  Special Forces in Action:  Missions, Ops, Weapons, and Combat - Day by Day.  New York, Kensington Publishing Corp, 2004.  339 p.
Book call no.:  356.160973 D637s

Fowler, Will.  The World's Elite Forces:  Arms and Equipment.  Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 2001.  144 p.
Book call no.:  356.16 F789a

Glenn, Russell W.  Urban Combat Service Support Operations:  The Shoulders of Atlas.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2003.  153 p.
Book call no.:  355.426 G558u

McKinney, Mike and Ryan, Mike.  Chariots of the Damned:  Helicopter Special Operations from Vietnam to Kosovo.  New York, Thomas Dunne Books, 2001.  215 p.
Investigates the origins of the Special Operations Group and describes the experiences of rescue missions in Vietnam; Desert 1, the Gulf War, Bosnia, and Somalia.
Book call no.:  356.16 M158c

Thigpen, Jerry L.  The Praetorian STARShip:  The Untold Story of the Combat Talon.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, December 2001.  1 vol.
Tells the history of the Combat Talon, a unique unconventional warfare aircraft designed to infiltrate, resupply and exfiltrate elite U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Navy SEALs, and U.S. Air Force Air Commando personnel into denied areas.
Book call no.:  358.41 T439p

Thompson, Leroy.  G.I. The Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform and His Equipment:  U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Cold War.  Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 2002.  72 p.
Book call no.:  356.160973 T477ua

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle:  End-to-End Support Considerations.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand, 2005.  112 p.
Book call no.:  623.7469 U58

Walter, John.  The World's Elite Forces:  Small Arms & Accessories.  Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 2002.  144 p.
An illustrated guide to the weapons of the world's special forces. Covers the range of purpose-built guns, grenades, ammunition and observation tools.
Book call no.:  355.824 W232w


Documents

Bice, Gregory W.  The Future Is Now:  An Interim User Interface for Employing Tactical Mobile Robots in Urban Terrain Operations.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2000.  57 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 B583f

Butner, Joseph C.  Experimental Analysis of Integration of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Naval Special Warfare Operations Forces.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2002.  103 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA409922
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 B9871e

Carty, William J.  Planning and Training Considerations for Emerging Trends in Special Operations and General Purpose Force Operational Integration.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2004.  20 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA422764
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 C329p

Diemer, Manuel A.  Manning Special Forces in the 21st Century:  Strategies for Recruiting, Assessing, and Selecting Soldiers for Special Forces Training.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2001.  17 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 D561m

Don, Peter J.  Honing the Tip of the Spear:  Developing an Operational-Level Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield for Special Operations Forces.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2003.  29 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA415531
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 D6741h

Hester, Johnny L.  Integration of Special Operations Forces into the Joint Targeting Process.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2003.  84 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA416890
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 H5881i

James, Gregory K.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Special Operations:  Future Directions.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000.  113 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 J27u

Pierce, George M.  Robotics:  Military Applications for Special Operations Forces.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2000.  52 p.
Also available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/acsc/00-142.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 P6161r

Powell, Matthew A.  Keeping the Dagger Sharp:  A Comparison of MC-130H and MH-47E Selection and Training Methods.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2005.  74p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 P885k

Shea, Charles B.  Organic Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Special Operations:  ISR:  A Force Multiplier?  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2004.  56 leaves.
"This research addresses two questions:  a) Can unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) enhance special operations forces (SOF) intelligence, surveillance, and reconaissance (ISR), and b) if yes, should these UAVs be organic (i.e., owned and operated by SOF)."--Abstract
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 S5391o

Special Operations Technology Execution Plan:  Fiscal Year 2004.  MacDill AFB, FL, U.S. Special Operations Command, 2004.  229 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43903-23

Vines, Shurman L.  The Impact of an Adversary's Computer Hacking Attacks on Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) Operations.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2000.  37 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 V782i

Wise, J. Chris.  Methods to Improve Cultural Communication Skills in Special Operations Forces.  Alexandria, VA, U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 1998.  1 vol.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 44323


Periodicals

Ackerman, Robert K.  Special Operations Forces Become Network-CentricSignal 57:17-21 March 2003.
"Network-centric warfare proved to be a key enabler for U.S. special operations forces to rout the Taliban in Afghanistan. These forces were empowered by shared situational awareness and robust communications that allowed them to maximize the effects of air and naval support against Taliban positions."
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=304125661&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

An Air Commando Menagerie.  Air Force Magazine 85:79 June 2002.
Chiefly pictorial.

Ames, Ben.  Special Forces Demand Smaller, Lighter Electronics.  Military & Aerospace Electronics 17:30-35 February 2006.
Focuses on the demand for lower size, weight, and power electronic devices by U.S. special operations forces.  Since this military unit operates in small group, they demand for different military equipments and solutions, like cutting-edge, smaller and lighter night-vision goggle, handheld radios, and batteries.  These devices should perform in far more demanding conditions than conventional military gear.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=19806520

Brown, Carl R.  'Green Platoon':  The 160th SOAR's (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) Training Program.  Special Warfare 14:12-13 Summer 2001.
The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment's training is discussed.  The aviation training company provides more than just aviator training.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=92354679&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Burton, Janice.  Army Approves New SF Warrant Officer Training.  Special Warfare 19:14-15 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=991065401&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Burton, Janice.  Language Transformation Plan to Build Culturally Savvy Soldiers.  Special Warfare 18:14-17 September 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=913086901&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Burton, Janice.  Pipeline Transformation:  SFQC Phase III Ties Technology, Language to MOS Training.  Special Warfare 18:20-23 November-December 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=958996231&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Burton, Janice.  Transforming Robin Sage:  Exercise to Incorporate TTPs, Language and Culture Scenarios, Shorter Schedule.  Special Warfare 19:11-13 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=991065081&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cantrell, Allen F.  What's in the Future?  Navy Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadrons.  Officer 80:30-33 March-April 2003.
A primary response unit in both contingency and wartime operations, the Navy's Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadrons maintain a constant 72-hour alert status.  Both squadrons are deployable either as a complete unit or as self-sufficient two aircraft detachments.  One of the unique features of these detachments is their self-sustainability on land, as well as being able to operate off ships.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=328149571&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Clark, Joel.  The SFQC (Special Forces Qualification Course) Metamorphosis:  Changes in the SF (Special Forces) Training Pipeline.  Special Warfare 15:2-7 Winter 2002.
Discusses the changes undergone in the Special Forces training pipeline regarding the ways in which students are assessed, selected, and trained.  Special Forces training now begins during a candidate's first contact with their recruiting officer.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=133737991&sid=3&Fmt=4&cli entId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Colarusso, Laura M.  Central Authority Tightens the Reins on 'Space Power'.  Air Force Times 630:30 April 28, 2003.

Complete Guide to Drones and Sensors.  Armada International 25:(22p Supplement) October-November 2001.

Coslett, Joseph.  Brown:  Trust Transcends the Chaos of War.  Special Warfare 18:22-23 September 2005.
Citing the need to build coalitions before a crisis occurs, Gen Doug Brown, Commander of US Special Operations Command, welcomed the Special Operation Forces (SOF) operators from around the world to the first USSOCOM International Special Operations Forces Week conference on Jun 8 at the Tampa Convention Center.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=913087041&sid=4&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cotty, Will and others.  The Whole-Man Concept:  Assessing the SF (Special Forces) Soldier of the FutureSpecial Warfare 17:18-21 April 2005.
"The US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS), the proponent for special Forces training, has begun a transformation that will not only allow soldiers to complete training in more efficient manner but will also implement changes in the training program in response from the current battle space.  Discusses the whole-man concept that the SWCS is using to redesign assessment techniques and procedures in transforming Special Forces Assessment and Selection."
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Finlayson, Kenneth.  Night Stalkers in the Philippines:  Tragedy and Triumph in Balikatan 02-1.  Veritas 2, nos.1-2:54-59 2006.

Fitchitt, David and Burton, Janice.  Going South:  SF Underwater Operations Training Facility Tackles Pre-CDQC.  Special Warfare 18:28-31 November-December 2005.
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George, Dean.  FBCB2 Gives Soldiers Better Picture of Battlespace.  Special Warfare 18:29 September 2005.
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Goodman, Glenn W.  Unique SEAL Submarine.  Armed Forces Journal International 139:30 May 2002.

Gourley, Scott.  Special Ops Weapons Upgrade Kit in Sight.  Jane's Defence Weekly 43:38 March 22, 2006.
Reports on the Special Operations Peculiar Modification (SOPMOD) weapon improvement program of the United States Special Operations Command. Sighting systems for the M4A1 weapons used by special forces are being replaced with lighter systems, such as the holographic weapon sight manufactured by EOTech.

Jaffe, Greg.  Rumsfeld Aims to Elevate Role of Special Forces.  Wall Street Journal, p A1-A4, February 18, 2006.
Reports on plans formulated by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to build a larger and more aggressive special-operations force within the United States military.  Rumsfeld stated that allocations of funds and equipment to the special forces will be increased.  The scheme is intended to make for a faster, more agile military force.  Rumsfeld forecasts a wider role for special operations units.

Kennedy, Harold.  Unmanned Aircraft Attract New Interest from Pentagon.  National Defense 86:28-29 October 2001.
Discusses a recent demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the use of UAVs in defense.  UAVs typically do the dull, dirty and dangerous activities that humans shun or are unable to perform, and they have generally performed well in these roles.
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Kucera, Joshua.  US Details Boost for Special Operations.  Jane's Defence Weekly 43:8 March 22, 2006.
Reports that the United States Defense Department will add 13,000 special operations personnel to the Armed Forces within five years starting 2006.  The number of personnel to be added to the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps are given.  Budget for the Armed Forces will also increase.  The Army will add a battalion to all special forces groups.

Lubold, Gordon.  QDR Calls for Emphasis on Spec Ops, Languages.  Air Force Times 66:30 February 20, 2006.
Reports on the call for the enhancement of the U.S. special operations forces, expansion of the unmanned aerial vehicle programs in improvement in linguistic skills within the ranks.  The proposals are based on the Quadrennial Defense Review of the U.S. military which was concluded in January 2006.

Scutro, Andrew.  Spec Ops Have New Home at Sea.  Navy Times 55:16 February 13, 2006.
Focuses on the efforts of the U.S. Navy to convert several ballistic-missile submarines into special operations vehicles as of February 2006.  The first of the submarines to be converted is the Ohio, which was modified to launch Navy Sea, Air and Land operatives in miniature submarines as well as a number of Tomahawk missiles.

Wendt, Eric P.  Strategic Counterinsurgency Modeling.  Special Warfare 18:2-13 September 2005.
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Multimedia

UAV-UAS:  Complete Guide to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.  United States, Progressive Management, 2005.  1 CD/DVD-ROM.
Book call no.:  AUL CD/DVD-ROM 623.7469 U11


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