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The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces: Ten Years after 9/11 and Twenty-Five Years after Goldwater-Nichols

Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, House Armed Services Committee

Washington, September 22, 2011
The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities reviews the capability of Special Operations Command (SOCCOM) , especially after a decade of fighting terrorists. During this decade, Special Operations Command has roughly doubled in personnel, tripled in budget, and quadrupled in overseas deployments. Though the achievements of Special Operations Command are not always percisely quantifiable, the hard work, talent and successes of the members of SOCCOM are undeniable. Witnesses present include: Michael D. Lumpkin and Admiral William McRaven. Please click on a witness's name to find their biographical information and opening statement.
The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities reviews the capability of Special Operations Command (SOCOM) , especially after a decade of fighting terrorists.  During this decade, Special Operations Command has roughly doubled in personnel, tripled in budget, and quadrupled in overseas deployments.  Though the achievements of Special Operations Command are not always percisely quantifiable, the hard work, talent and successes of the members of SOCOM are undeniable. Witnesses present include: Michael D. Lumpkin and Admiral William McRaven.  Please click on a witness's name to find their biographical information and opening statement.

Statement: Click here to read Mac's opening statement

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