U.S. Air Force doctrine on special operations is presented in a new Air Force publication.
“This publication provides the overarching doctrinal guidance for the conduct of Air Force special operations across the full range of military operations. It describes the characteristics, capabilities, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) core tasks, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) core missions, typical organization, and command and control of AF Special Operations Forces.”
“The doctrine in this document is authoritative, but not directive…. Airmen should read it, discuss it, and practice it.”
See “Special Operations,” Air Force Doctrine Document 2-7, 16 December 2005.