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March 2020

Search Terms

Begin by using these keywords in your search engine:

"Asymmetrical war"



"Guerrilla war"



"Irregular war"

"Military Readiness"

"Military Transformation"

"Multinational Armed Forces"

"Special Forces"

"Special Operations"


"Unconventional war"

* .mil only

Guide Description

Special Operations Forces (SOF) are elite, specialized military units. SOF of each military service have participated in most U.S. conflicts since World War II. Exploiting their unique operational capabilities, SOF units can execute a variety of missions, many entailing the clandestine insertion by land, air, or sea. 

This research guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin their research according to their specific needs.

Access to AUL subscription databases is limited to current Air University faculty and students.

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