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Special Operations Research Topics 2022

Special Operations Research Topics 2022

Priority research areas for the Special Operations Community are described in the Joint Special Operations University's annual publication.

The Joint Special Operations University published the Special Operations Research Topics 2022, which prioritizes research areas to “illuminate blind spots, provide a better standing of complex issues and opportunities, and contribute tot he evolution fo the way [Special Operations Forces] leaders think” (p. v).

Priority areas identified in the Special Operations Research Topics 2022 include:

  • Special Operations Forces (SOF) Ethics
  • The promise of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Assisted Decision-Making
  • The Utility of SOF in Strategic Competition
  • Civil Resistance in the Future Operating Environment
  • Influence Operations
  • Fixing SOF Command and Control

Other research areas of interest include:

  • SOF as a Profession (Ethics and Culture)
  • AI and Big Data
  • China, Russia, and Strategic Competition
  • Resistance Movements and Special Operations Support to Resistance
  • Cyberspace: Operations, Espionage, and Influence

Check out the Joint Special Operations University Library for additional insights on research, science, and technology of interest to the Special Operations community.

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