Report: US Special Ops Seeking Global Anti-Terror Net


The U.S. Special Operations Command wants to establish a network that could link special operations forces around the globe to combat terrorism, Barbara Opall-Rome writes for Defense News.

SOCOM Commander Adm. Bill McRaven and Deputy Operations Director Brig. Gen. Sean Mulholland announced the planned network at a May 7 conference, according to the report.

Defense News reports the network would have regional security coordination centers that are structured similarly to NATO special operations headquarters in Mons, Belgium.

The centers would serve as sources of education, networking and coordination in order to develop regional solutions for regional problems, Mulholland said, according to Defense News.

For its part, SOCOM will stand up the first such regional node in the Miami-based Southern Command in late 2013.

Earlier this month, SOCOM issued a request for information for a wireless network to connect motor vehicles, unmanned aircraft and ground troops.

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