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TECHNOLOGY: Going Mobile With Computers - The
hand-held computers will make the Joint Special Operations
Command "more effective, in that they reduce
mistakes, and more efficient, in that they save time,"
says John A. Glowacki Jr., an Air Force aviation and
tactics specialist assigned to JSOC at Fort Bragg,
GADDAFI, AGAIN : He's building a huge plant to
make nerve gas, and the CIA is trying to stop it.
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USAS COVERT SQUADS TO COUNTER WMD.
By Barbara Starr Washington DC.
In an unusual move, the US Department of Defenses
top policy official has acknowledged publicly that
the military has covert action teams to combat terrorism
and counter-terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction
(WMD). "We have designated Special Mission Units
[SMUs] that are specifically manned, equipped and
trained to deal with a wide variety of transnational
threats," said Walter Slocombe, undersecretary
of defense for policy. The existence of SMUs has rarely
been discussed in open forum. The units are under
the control of the Joint Special Operations Command
(JSOC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It is generally
understood that the SMUs include the armys Delta
Force, the navys SEAL Team 6, and the air forces
Special Tactics Squadron 1. The armys 75th
Ranger Regiment and the 160th Special Operations
Regiment can be assigned as needed. The tactics, techniques,
procedures, equipment and personnel of the SMUs remain
classified. If called into action, they operate under
two classified contingency plans that address counter-terrorism
and counterproliferation. The SMUs are also understood
to have been planning to counter any use of WMD by
Iraq. This could include deploying JSOC forces into
Iraq. This is the second recent acknowledgement of
JSOCs growing role. Gen Peter Schoomaker, commander-in-chief
of the US Special Operations Command, said last month
that JSOC is a testbed for many advanced command and
control and information technology (IT) efforts.
Gen Schoomaker has predicted that special operations
forces (SOFs) will have to change to deal with IT
threats. "SOFs will need to operate with increasing
autonomy," he said. Forces will have to rely
on distributed command and control, and "in-formation
avenues of approach to locate and neutralise widely
dispersed targets with both cyber and kinetic weapons".
Maintaining operational security and "employing
deception will be critical as our own digitised signatures
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