Fall 2017 - 60750 - PA 682GA – Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Fall 2017 - 60750 - PA 682GA – Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues

Spies and Special Operations: Unity of Effort in the "Gray Zone" Between War and Peace

This research project examines the progressive integration of the capabilities of U.S. Special Operations forces and the U.S. intelligence community since 9/11. The objective is to identify lessons on how unity of effort was achieved and the essential ingredients for successful integration, and to examine whether these lessons have been institutionalized for future counterterrorism campaigns anywhere in the world. The project will also examine which lessons from this sphere can be applied to confrontation among nation states in the "gray zone" between conventional war and peace—where cooperation and integration between these communities is equally critical. The final report will be presented to Department of Defense officials responsible for coordinating U.S. special operations across the globe, directly informing policymakers on this contemporary national security challenge.

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2:00PM to 5:00PM
SRH 3.312/3.360