Special Maritime Operations - A Unique Mixture of Traditional Maritime Special Operations and Counter-Terrorism Capabilities

Kindamo, Brian
September 2015
Military Technology;2015, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p135
The article focuses on special maritime operations which include counterterrorism capabilities along with traditional operations. Topics discussed include focus of Maritime Special Operations Forces(MARSOF) on Irregular Warfare (IW), Counter-Terrorism (CT,) and COIN (counterinsurgency) missions; extension in the traditional role of MARSOF with inclusion of special reconnaissance missions, military assistance, and protection of naval bases; and enhancement in civil-military operations by MARSOF.


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