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SOFEX 10: SOF commanders call for more specialised indigenous forces

11th May 2010 - 09:16 GMT | by Andrew White in Amman

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Commanders of international special operations forces (SOF) have called for the increased use of specialised indigenous forces to counter the emergence of a fourth ‘battlefield realm- the human domain’.

Speaking at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) Conference in Amman, Jordan on 10 May, Commander of US Special Operations Command Central, Maj Gen Charles Cleveland said current concept of operations had to be ‘refined’ in light of the latest addition to the traditional ground, air and maritime domains.

‘This fourth domain is most likely to feature in the future,’ he explained while describing how the human realm comprised an ‘existential

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