Success in the Gray Zone

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"Our success in this environment will be determined by our ability to adequately navigate conflicts that fall outside of the traditional peace-or-war construct. In this “gray zone,” we are confronted with ambiguity on the nature of the conflict, the parties involved, and the validity of the legal and political claims at stake. These conflicts defy our traditional views of war and require us to invest time and effort in ensuring we prepare ourselves with the proper capabilities, capacities, and authorities to safeguard U.S. interests."

-GEN Joseph Votel, Commander, USSOCOM, 18 March 2015

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SOF in the Gray Zone: An Operational Framework for Employing SOF

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Dunford: Global Security Environment Has Implications for Joint Force

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To Operationalize Cyber, Humanize the Design

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America's National Security Trilemma

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Russian New Generation Warfare

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SOF Experience in the Philippines and the Implications for Future Defense Strategy

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Special Operations Doctrine: Is it Needed?

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Phases of War and the Iraq Experience

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U.S. Special Operations Forces in Cyberspace

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Russian Propaganda is Pervasive

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Russia's Contradictory Relationship

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Upcoming Events

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Distinguished Lecture Series

Friday January 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM
JFK Auditorium at Fort Bragg, NC

The Special Operations Center of Excellence will host Jeffrey Levine, the former US Ambassador to Estonia from 2012-2015.
Ambassador Levine, will present “Putin Observed,” addressing his personal reflection of how President Putin’s actions effected Estonia, the greater Baltic region, and European stability.

Conversation Notes Winter 2016

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Conversation Notes Winter 2016

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Russian Engagement in the Gray Zone Symposium Report

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The Special Operations Center of Excellence (SOCoE) and the National Defense University’s (NDU) College for International Security Affairs (CISA) hosted the second Project Gray Symposium entitled Russian Engagement in the Gray Zone, at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

Russian Symposium Executive Summary

Russian Symposium Conference Report

Special Warfare Magazine

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