Paper – “Assessing SOF Transparency and Accountability”

Paper "Assessing SOF Transparency and Accountability" by Jon Moran, Oxford Research Group, July 2016
Paper "Assessing SOF Transparency and Accountability" by Jon Moran, Oxford Research Group, July 2016

Jon Moran has penned a 25-page paper entitled Assessing SOF Transparency and Accountability.  The report examines the type of military intervention that takes place behind the scenes or at a distance rather than on the traditional battlefield. The author, Dr Jon Moran, is a Reader in Security at the University of Leicester (UK).

“In this report, commissioned by Remote Control, Dr. Jon Moran, Reader in Security at the University of Leicester, discusses the growth in use of Special Operations Forces by the UK, US, Australia, and Canada throughout the War on Terror. The report examines why SOF have become so prominent in the tool box of modern states, what issues are raised by their use, and what might be done to make the use of SOF more accountable.”

Some of the topics include “Policy implications for the UK Government”, “The Golden Age of Special Forces”, “The Rise of Special Operations Forces”, “What are Special Forces used for?”, and transparency and accountability of the use of SOF by the UK, US, Canada, and Australia.

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