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FM 3-18 SPECIAL FORCES OPERATIONS M $< ±²³´ DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors only to protect technical or operational information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by other means. This determination was made on 13 May 2014. Other requests for this document must be referred to Commander, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, ATTN: AOJK-CDI-SFD, 3004 Ardennes Street, Stop A, Fort Bragg, NC 28310-9610. HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY DESTRUCTION NOTICE: DESTRUCTION NOTICE. Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document. FOREIGN DISCLOSURE RESTRICTION (FD 6): This publication has been reviewed by the product developers in coordination with the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School foreign disclosure authority. This product is releasable to students from foreign countries on a case-by-case basis only.
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*FM 3-18 DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION. Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors only to protect technical or operational information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by other means. This determination was made on 13 May 2014. Other requests for this document must be referred to Commander, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, ATTN: AOJK-CDI-SFD, 3004 Ardennes Street, Stop A, Fort Bragg, NC 28310-9610. DESTRUCTION NOTICE. Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document. FOREIGN DISCLOSURE RESTRICTION (FD 6): This publication has been reviewed by the product developers in coordination with the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School foreign disclosure authority. This product is releasable to students from foreign countries on a case-by-case basis only. *This publication supersedes FM 3-18, 5 March 2012. i Field Manual No. 3-18 Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC, 28 May 2014 Special Forces Operations Contents Page PREFACE ............................................................................................................. iv INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................... v Chapter 1 THE HISTORY OF UNITED STATES ARMY SPECIAL FORCES ................... 1-1 World War II ........................................................................................................ 1-1 Cold War ............................................................................................................. 1-3 Modern Special Forces ...................................................................................... 1-8 Chapter 2 THE ROLE OF SPECIAL FORCES ................................................................... 2-1 Introduction ......................................................................................................... 2-1 Strategic Context ................................................................................................ 2-2 Special Forces Operations Within the Range of Military Operations ................. 2-5 Army Unified Land Operations ........................................................................... 2-6 Special Forces–Conventional Force Coordination and Integration ................... 2-6 The Nature and Limitations of Special Forces ................................................... 2-8 Chapter 3 GUIDANCE AND PRINCIPAL TASKS .............................................................. 3-1 Guidance to Conduct Special Forces Operations .............................................. 3-1 Special Forces Principal Tasks .......................................................................... 3-3 Chapter 4 ORGANIZATION ................................................................................................ 4-1 United States Special Operations Command ..................................................... 4-1
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Contents ii FM 3-18 28 May 2014 United States Army Special Operations Command ............................................
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