US wants global special ops network for allied nations

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) sees a need to build a worldwide network that would link special operations forces of allied and partner nations to better coordinate operations that are carried out against global terrorism, reports Defense News.

SOCOM envisions a network comprising regional security coordination centers that are organized and structured along the lines of the NATO SOF Headquarters in Mons, Belgium.

A linked confederation of allied special operations forces "could collectively increase its influence and operational reach around the globe,” SOCOM Deputy Director of Operations Brig. Gen. Sean Mulholland said May 7 at a Middle East Special Operations Commanders Conference in Amman, Jordan.

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