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Author Watts, Stephen (Stephen Baldwin), author
Title Countering Russia : The Role of Special Operations Forces in Strategic Competition / Stephen Watts, Sean M. Zeigler, Kimberly Jackson, Caitlin McCulloch, Joseph Cheravitch, Marta Kepe
Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corporation, [2021]
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Descript xvi, 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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Series Rand research report ; RR-A412-1
Research report (Rand Corporation)
Note Title from PDF document (title page; viewed October 15, 2021)
"Prepared for the United States Army."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-95)
Chapter One: Introduction -- Chapter Two: ARSOF Capabilities for Strategic Competition -- Chapter Three: The Potential Effectiveness of ARSOF Operations in Strategic Competition -- Chapter Four: Conclusion and Policy Recommendations -- Appendix: Technical Discussion of Statistical Modeling of FID
The authors of this report assess the role of U.S. Army special operations forces (ARSOF) in great-power competition, focusing on the types of activities the United States will need to conduct in competition with Russia and ARSOF's effectiveness in conducting them, as well as ARSOF's advantages and disadvantages relative to conventional military forces and the efforts of nonmilitary agencies. The authors find that, under steady-state conditions, ARSOF can help to strengthen the resilience of allies and partners while improving the United States' situational awareness. When the risk of armed conflict is high, ARSOF can help to defend against proxy forces used by U.S. adversaries and can be used to disrupt adversary operations in denied environments or to impose costs on adversaries. However, unconventional warfare intended to overthrow adversary governments has historically had low rates of success. Finally, ARSOF can be used to better target U.S. operations in the information environment and work with local surrogates to strengthen the impact of such efforts
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See also RAND/RR-A412-23, RAND/RR-A412-3
Related Wrk nnam Evaluating the Effectiveness of Public Communication Campaigns and Their Implications for Strategic Competition with Russia RAND/RR-A412-2
nnam Analysis of Russian Irregular Threats RAND/RR-A412-3
Subject Special forces (Military science) -- United States -- Evaluation
Great powers
Alt Author Zeigler, Sean, author
Jackson, Kimberly, author
McCulloch, Caitlin, author
Cheravitch, Joe, author
Kepe, Marta, author
Arroyo Center. Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, sponsoring body
Rand Corporation, sponsoring body
United States. Army
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