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Study calls for more flexibility from US special forces on CT operations

14th April 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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Counter-terrorism (CT) operations conducted by special operations forces (SOF) must require ‘more than just the application of military power’, according to a report by the US Joint Special Operations University (JSOU).

Published on 7 April by the JSOU’s Department of Strategic Studies, the 'Re-Evaluating Special Operations Forces-Led Counter-terrorism Efforts' report outlined how CT remains relevant for military agencies such as US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

‘Given the extensive use of the armed forces, and SOF specifically for CT, it is not surprising that the US government prefers kinetic responses to terrorism. It is reasonable to expect that SOF will continue

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