International Security & Foreign Policy

Improving U.S. Special Operations to Defeat Nonconventional Threats

Grant Year: 2016


Charles Cleveland will explore how to develop more effective special operations capabilities to counter nonconventional threats from state and non-state actors. He will examine key challenges that the United States faces in effectively contesting nonconventional strategies of adversaries, categorize how the United States is currently using its special operations capabilities to contest those threats, and set forth recommendations on how such capabilities could be used more effectively. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

RAND Corporation International Security & Foreign Policy

$256,212