The SOCOM Dilemma

Lackey, Sue A.
April 2005
Sea Power;Apr2005, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p30
Reports on the urging of Donald H. Rumsfeld, Defense secretary, to reach a consensus on an expanded role for the Corps, and the possible formation of a Marine special operations component within the command. Purpose of the Special Operations Command (SOCOM); Inclusion of former commandant James L. Jones in SOCOM to provide a career path for the Corps' highly specialized units; Use of Marine Corps Special Operations Detachment 1 in Operation Iraqi Freedom to explore integration between the Marine Corps and SOCOM.


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