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Unconventional Warfare (UW)

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The most important mission for U.S. Army Special Forces is Unconventional Warfare (UW). No other organization, unit, or service trains specifically for this mission to the depth that U.S. Army Special Forces.


Websites about Unconventional Warfare

Unconventional Warfare by SecurityInfoNet
www.securityinfonet.com/military/unconventional_warfare.htm


Publications about Unconventional Warfare

Boyatt, Mark D., Unconventional Operations Forces of Special Operations, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, April 15, 1993.
www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA264031

Kelley, Robert E., U.S. Army Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Doctrine: Engine of Change or Relic of the Past?, Naval War College, Newport, R.I., January 7, 2000.
www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA378713

White House, Evaluation of Paramilitary Requirements, National Security Action Memorandum No 56, June 28, 1961. NSAM No 56 directed the DoD, DoS, and CIA to inventory paramilitary assets, consider requirements, and developing a plan to implement the creation of indigenous paramilitary forces when needed. Posted on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website.
www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/ex2GImrvWU-Z9Zqyga7ryQ.aspx

White House, NSAM No. 56 - Evaluation of Paramilitary Requirements, National Security Action Memorandum No. 110, October 25, 1961. President Kennedy, dismayed that the DoD was not moving quickly enough to implement his plans for development of an unconventional warfare capability, issued this NSAM. Posted on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website.
www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/At9Q5eEQa0iOyWlpJK0xhA.aspx

 


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