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Articles
Links to the significant databases/search tools for locating scholarly journal articles
Statistics
Locate a variety of statistics including demographic, economic and more
Books
Suggestions for places to search for books, both print and electronic
Freedom/Democracy Indices
Review the assessments and rankings of countries based on various elements or definitions of freedom
Theses
Locate theses and dissertations done by former NPS students as well as from other places
Research Organizations
Organizations and think tanks focused on security and military issues across the world
News
Jump-off points for locating media/news sources
Special Forces Publications
Links to official sites as well as current and historical SOF publications of interest
Maps
Links for some great websites that provide access to digital maps of interest

Key Journals
Select list of scholarly journals with a terrorism or Special Operations etc. focus.

Specialized Sources
Find both print and electronic historic dictionaries and other reference sources
Congressional Information
Find hearings, congressional reports, documents and more
Primary Source Documents
Locate original or primary documents including some collections of original materials
CRS Reports
Access to some of the recent CRS reports of interest.

Special Operations Global Mission

Mission of the U.S. Special Operations Command

"Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces to defend the United States and its interests. Synchronize planning of global operations against terrorist networks."

SOCOM Commander's Priorities:

  • Deter, Disrupt & Defeat Terrorist Threats
  • Develop & Support our People & Families
  • Sustain & Modernize the Force

 

 

      

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