A United States of America Department Of Defense propaganda film from 1984.
“The film tells the story of the Special Operation Forces, and the special situations, for unconventional war, and a general war if the need arises because of todays world situations. The evolving nations with political and economic power struggles have created a constant stream of world wide special situations and these are the missions of Special Operation Forces (SOF).
1. Foreign Internal Defense
2. Unconventional Warfare
3. Strategic And Tactical Reconnaissance
5. Strategic And Tactical PsyOps
6. Civil Administration
7. Rescue And Evacuation
8. Collection Security
9. Humanitarian Operations
10. Terrorism Counteraction
11. Civil Affairs
12. Safeguarding Of U.S. Citizens Abroad
13. Deception Operations
14. Security Assistance
15. Special Oper. Aviation
Department of Defense 1984 – PIN 701181″
The United States of America has many, primarily military, organizations popularly known as ‘Special Operations Forces‘. Many but not all of the military units are components of the Department of Defense’s United States Special Operations Command.
When in the Continental United States (CONUS), most special operations forces answer to the administration of their assigned branch of the military.
In the modern U.S. military structure since World War II, dozens of special operations units have been formed and later disbanded. Many were created for a specific, limited objective, or for a specific conflict. In some cases, a special operations unit is reconstituted under a different name, usually for reasons of security, or evolves from a pilot project into a more permanent force.