Training Covertly For Success
Special Forces have long employed the use of unconventional warfare in enemy territory. Unlike direct action missions, which are generally designed to be quick strikes, unconventional warfare operations can last months, even years.
Unconventional warfare missions allow U.S. Army Soldiers to enter a country covertly and build relationships with local militia. Operatives train the militia in a variety of tactics, including subversion, sabotage, intelligence collection and unconventional assisted recovery, which can be employed against enemy threats.
This training can help the Army prevent larger conventional attacks. And because of deep roots set up by these missions, other Special Forces tactics, like direct action or special reconnaissance, can be launched quickly and seamlessly.