U.S. particular operations forces (SOF) writhed from perennial neglect earlier than a devoted combatant command—U.S. Particular Operations Command (USSOCOM)—was created, an assistant secretary was appointed, and main power program funding was allotted. This text attracts an analogy between historic SOF and modern info forces and means that the historical past and evolution of SOF might function a doable mannequin and supply cautionary classes for the long run growth of knowledge forces.
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