Tampa to Become Epicenter of International Special Operations Coordination

Tampa to Become Epicenter of International Special Operations Coordination by Howard Altman, Tampa Tribune.

U.S. Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, just launched a new initiative that will make Tampa the epicenter of international special operations coordination.

On Oct. 1, as the government shutdown and 1,500 civilian Department of Defense employees at MacDill were sent home, Socom was quietly starting up the International Special Operations Forces Coordination Center. The center, known as the ISCC, for the first time provides foreign special operations liaisons space in Socom headquarters to coordinate on special operations activities around the world.

“This is huge,” said Army Col. Stu Bradin, the ISCC chief. “This is a great commitment from our nation and their nations to do this.” …

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Find this development interesting in that for the last years NATO SOF has been conducting joint NATO/US SOF training here in Germany.

This just moves that concept to a higher plane.