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Which ADP covers Special Operations

ADP 3-05


What are Special Operations?

Operations requiring unique modes of employment, tactical techniques, equipment, and training often conducted in hostile, denied or politically sensitive environments

Characterized by one or more of the following
-time sensitive
-low visibility
-conducted with and/or through indigenous forces
-requiring regional expertise
high degree of risk


What are the Army Special Operations Forces?

Surgical Strike - Provides a primarily unilateral, scalable direct action capability that is employed in counter terrorism, counter proliferation, hostage rescue, kill/capture operations against designated targets and other specialized tasks of strategic importance

Special Warfare - provides a capability that achieves impact largely by working with and through others to assess and moderate behavior, address local conditions, and/or build indigenous warfighting capability, typically in long-duration campaigns