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Village Stability Operations: More than Village Defense

The authors explain the critical role that village stability operations play in the International Security Assistance Force's counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan.The authors explain the critical role that village stability operations play in the International Security Assistance Force's counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan.

4th and Long: The Role of Civil Affairs in VSO

When the Soldiers of Company A, 91st Civil Affairs Battalion, deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, they learned to adapt their activities to contribute to village stability operations.When the Soldiers of Company A, 91st Civil Affairs Battalion, deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, they learned to adapt their activities to contribute to village stability operations.

The Nuts and Bolts of Village Stability Operations

An overview of the principles and challenges of village stability operations.An overview of the principles and challenges of village stability operations.

Taking a Stand: VSO and the Afghan Local Police

Through village stability operations, members of U.S. SOF team with Afghan police to achieve security and stability and pave the way for political and economic improvements.Through village stability operations, members of U.S. SOF team with Afghan police to achieve security and stability and pave the way for political and economic improvements.

The Green Beret Volckmann Program

The author proposes a strategy for countering multiregional insurgencies by employing culturally astute SF Soldiers who would serve repetitive rotations to a specific country.The author proposes a strategy for countering multiregional insurgencies by employing culturally astute SF Soldiers who would serve repetitive rotations to a specific country.

Regimental Training Facility Brings Unique SOF Resources Together

A dedicated site at Fort Bliss, Texas, provides realistic pre-mission training for members of special-operations task forces.A dedicated site at Fort Bliss, Texas, provides realistic pre-mission training for members of special-operations task forces.

THIS issue

July-September 2011
Volume 24 | Issue 3

Special Warfare cover, July-September 2011

From the commandant

Maj. Gen. Bennet SacolickWe are going to build Special Warfare beyond the traditional trade/professional publication to make it a world-class forum for special-operations thoughts and activities. Beginning with this issue, you will notice some obvious additions to our content. We are including new sections that will provide you with more details on areas that are of special interest to the special-operations community. Specifically, you will notice new sections that provide training and education updates, not only for the curriculum at the Special Warfare Center and School but also for any relevant training and education within our regiments; the latest trends in fitness and nutrition; new equipment we have either tested, fielded or are considering; and an article specific to international special-operations forces.

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