Swedish Special Operations Forces in a Global SOF Network—Challenges, Recommendations, and Benefits

Part of the New Security Challenges book series (NSECH)


The authors argue that the character of today’s conflict, and presumably of tomorrow’s, requires SOF in small states to generally enhance their commitment in networks. However, the commitment within a global SOF network also holds challenges for the small state with limited resources. The fifth chapter explores the Global SOF Network initiative and USSOCOM’s perspective and identifies challenges for the resourceful lead organization of the global network. The chapter also expands the perspective of the small nation SOF—what are the challenges and potential actions to meet those challenges, and, finally, what are the potential opportunities that accompany an active network membership? The chapter is argued on specific Swedish conditions; however, many of the potential challenges and recommended actions can also be applied to other GSN partner nations.


Situational Awareness Small State National Network Burden Sharing Liaison Officer 
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