Unconventional Warfare Rebuilding U. S. Special Operations Forces

ISBN-10: 0815754752
ISBN-13: 9780815754756
Edition: N/A
Authors: Susan L. Marquis
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 4/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Introduction
A Precarious Value
The U.S. Army's Special Forces
Underwater Demolition Teams and SEALs
Air Commandos and the U.S. Air Force
Into the Abyss: SOF and the Post-Vietnam Era
Survival of a Precarious Value
Building an Organizational Culture
Selection, Training, and Assessment: Navy SEALs
Special Forces: Innovation in the Face of Uncertainty
Flip Corkin and the Air Commandos
Maintaining a Distinctive Organization
Protecting a Precarious Value
Naval Special Warfare: Reconnecting to the Fleet
Surviving the 1970s
The Tragedy of Desert One
Revitalizing Special Operations: First Steps
Air Force Special Operations and Desert One
Hopes Rise: The Struggle for Reform
Congressional Support Grows
Protecting a Still-Precarious Value
Urgent Fury
Legislating Change
Building the Case for Reform on Capitol Hill
Inside the Pentagon
Going Public
Heading toward Legislated Reform
Loss of a General
Department of Defense: Too Little, Too Late
Division on the Hill
Nunn-Cohen Amendment to the 1986 Defense Reorganization Act
The New Bureaucrats
Setting Up Shop
Washington, D.C., or the Ends of the Earth?
Who Are Special Operations Forces?
Special Operations Command Begins Work
The New Special Operations Bureaucrats
Malicious Implementation?
Implementation
Confusion and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Secretary Marsh and the First Confirmed ASD (SOLIC)
Capitol Hill Comes to the Pentagon
Peacetime Engagement
A Special Operator's War - Operation Just Cause
Operation Promote Liberty
Who's in Charge?
The Fight to Control Resources
The Department of Defense
Controlling SOF Resources
The View from USSOCOM
Congress Says "Enough"
Desert Shield and Desert Storm
SOF Integration with Conventional Forces
Desert Storm
The End of the War and Operation Provide Comfort
Moving Forward
The Collapse of the Berlin Wall and the New World Disorder
Special Operations Forces Today
Guaranteeing a Future
A Road Map
Service Concerns versus Operational Concerns
The Risks to SOF Organizational Culture
Protecting a Precarious Value
Notes
Index

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