The Army Irregular Warfare Fusion Cell’s August Newsletter has been published online. From the Director, Colonel Chadwick W. Clark:
One very interesting action that fell out of the 2015 Doctrine Conference recently was the difficulty units have in understanding the difference between Foreign Internal Defense, a traditional SOF mission, and Security Force Assistance, a General Purpose Force mission. What is the difference? As it turns out, there is little to distinguish the concept and doctrine vision now in the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate here at Fort Leavenworth, and we now will consider the excellent material found in FM 3-05.137 (FID)… The IW Fusion Cell and Special Warfare Center and School are working now to consolidate the doctrine to reduce the confusion (and reduce the number of FMs and duplicative work). FM3-07.1 (SFA) is under revision. Let us know what you think.