special operations

special operations
Operations conducted in hostile, denied, or politically sensitive environments to achieve military, diplomatic, informational, and/or economic objectives employing military capabilities for which there is no broad conventional force requirement. These operations often require covert, clandestine, or low visibility capabilities. Special operations are applicable across the range of military operations. They can be conducted independently or in conjunction with operations of conventional forces or other government agencies and may include operations through, with, or by indigenous or surrogate forces. Special operations differ from conventional operations in degree of physical and political risk, operational techniques, mode of employment, independence from friendly support, and dependence on detailed operational intelligence and indigenous assets. Also called SO.

Military dictionary. 2000.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Special operations — are military operations that are considered special (that is, non conventional).Examples of special operations include such operations such as reconnaissance/military intelligence, unconventional warfare, and counter terrorism actions. Special… …   Wikipedia

  • special operations —    state sponsored bribery    Sirven... knows more political secrets than any man in France as a result of his position in charge of Elf s special operations , a euphemism for wholesale bribery and political manipulation. {Daily Telegraph, 8… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Special Operations Group — may refer to the:*Special Operations Group of Argentina. *Special Operations Group of the Australian Victoria Police. *Special Operations Group of the Tasmania Police *Special Operations Group of Brazil. *Special Operations Group of Chile.… …   Wikipedia

  • Special Operations Division (Germany) — Special Operations Division Division Spezielle Operationen Special Operations Division Shoulder Insignia Active (1956–1994, 1994–2001); 2001–present Country …   Wikipedia

  • Special Operations Command — may refer to any of these national military commands:*Special Operations Command (Australia) *Special Operations Command (Philippines) *Special Operations Command (Singapore) *United States Special Operations Command:*United States Army Special… …   Wikipedia

  • Special Operations Executive — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Central hidroeléctrica de Vemork, donde la Special Operations Executive realizó en 1941 la Operación Gunnerside para sabotear la producción alemana de agua pesada …   Wikipedia Español

  • Special Operations Executive (SOE) — |Special Operations Executive}} Special Operations Executive, SOE, (Ejecutivo de Operaciones Especiales) fue una unidad secreta del ejército británico formada en 1940 por orden del primer ministro Winston Churchill durante la Segunda Guerra… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Special Operations Response Team — is a group of corrections officers trained to respond to disturbances at a correctional facility …   Wikipedia

  • Special Operations Response Team — Special Operations Response Teams SORT (deutsch etwa: Spezialinterventionseinheiten) gehören zu einer Reihe taktischer Spezialeinheiten, welche vom US Bundesamt für Gefängnisse Federal Bureau of Prisons BOP ins Leben gerufen wurden, um die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Special Operations Command (SOCOM) — Emblem des US Special Operations Command Das US Special Operations Command, kurz USSOCOM, ist eine teilstreitkraftübergreifende Kommandoeinrichtung (Unified Combatant Command) sämtlicher US amerikanischer Spezialeinheiten der US Army, US Air… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”