The Resource Special operations forces : opportunities exist to improve transparency of funding and assess potential to lessen some deployments

Special operations forces : opportunities exist to improve transparency of funding and assess potential to lessen some deployments

Label
Special operations forces : opportunities exist to improve transparency of funding and assess potential to lessen some deployments
Title
Special operations forces
Title remainder
opportunities exist to improve transparency of funding and assess potential to lessen some deployments
Creator
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"SOF are specially organized, trained, and equipped to conduct operations in hostile or politically sensitive environments. Since 2001, DOD has increased the size and funding of SOF and emphasized SOF's importance to meet national security needs. SOF deployments have focused on the Middle East and placed significant demand on the force during this period. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 included a provision that GAO review SOF force structure. This report examines (1) trends since FY 2001 in authorized special operations military positions; (2) the extent to which DOD has determined total funding for SOF; and (3) the extent to which DOD has taken steps to manage the pace of SOF deployments, among other issues. GAO analyzed data for FYs 2001 through 2014 on SOF authorized positions, funding, and deployment data. GAO reviewed data on service-provided SOF funding and policies and other documentation and interviewed officials regarding processes for managing SOF deployments"--Preliminary page
Cataloging source
AWC
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
U262
LC item number
.U55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • United States
Label
Special operations forces : opportunities exist to improve transparency of funding and assess potential to lessen some deployments
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "July 2015."
  • "Report to Congressional committees."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Authorized positions for SOF have increased since 2001 but remain a small portion of the military services' total force levels -- Special operations-specific funding has increased markedly since Fiscal Year 2001, but DOD does not have information on the total funding to support SOF -- DOD has not fully considered opportunities to alleviate increased SOF deployments -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 64 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913957333
  • (OCoLC)ocn913957333
Label
Special operations forces : opportunities exist to improve transparency of funding and assess potential to lessen some deployments
Publication
Note
  • "July 2015."
  • "Report to Congressional committees."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background -- Authorized positions for SOF have increased since 2001 but remain a small portion of the military services' total force levels -- Special operations-specific funding has increased markedly since Fiscal Year 2001, but DOD does not have information on the total funding to support SOF -- DOD has not fully considered opportunities to alleviate increased SOF deployments -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 64 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913957333
  • (OCoLC)ocn913957333

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