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U.S. Office of Strategic Services. Psychological Assessment Staff. Assessment of Men. New York: Rinehart, 1948.

For Hunt, Psychological Bulletin 45.5 (Sep. 1948), "the total impression of the OSS assessment program that one gets from the book is that it was instituted under an arbitrarily selected philosophy of assessment, conducted by individuals enthusiastically committed to this point of view, and sustained by faith rather than concrete evaluative data."


U.S. President. A National Security Strategy for a New Century. Washington, DC: White House, October 1998.

Click for Table of Contents and "Preface."


U.S. Secret Service. The United States Secret Service: What It Is, What It Does. Washington, DC: GPO, 1956.


U.S. Special Operations Command [SOCOM]. History and Research Office. United States Special Operations Command, 1987-2007. MacDill Air Force Base, FL: Apr. 2007. [Available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dod/socom/2007history.pdf]

A 143-page document, this history of SOCOM includes sections on "Founding and Evolution of USSOCOM"; "Major Operations: 1987 to 2001"; operations in "Global War on Terrorism."


U.S. Special Operations Command. "USSOCOM Posture Statement 2007." MacDill Air Force Base, FL: Apr. 2007. [Available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dod/socom/posture2007.pdf]

From "Executive Summary": "USSOCOM has three simple and enduring priorities: Winning the Global War on Terror; Ensuring the Readiness of Special Operations Forces; and Posturing SOF for the Future." The document gives the number of active SOF (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines) as 37,518, with 2,426 reservists, 3,729 in the National Guard, and 1,780 civilians, for a total force of 47,911. In FY 2007, USSOCOM was funded at approximately $6.2 billion.


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