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Copyright 2002
Phil Sevier
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United States Department of Counter-Terrorism
Flash Force Command Three One
RCO Phil Sevier, Commander

Flash Force Objective Reconnaissance Special Unit Program


The mission of the USDOC Objective Reconnaissance Force shall be to provide paramilitary support to USDOC operations in the form of HUMINT (Human Intelligence). Additional missions include:

Combating Terrorism (CBT): The primary mission for the USDOC includes not only antiterrorism but counterterrorism and actual prosecution and resolution of terrorist situations ranging from threats such as hijackings and hostage taking to use of truck bombs and WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) to send political messages.

Special Reconnaissance (SR): A less traditional, usually covert, USDOC mission and the specialty of the FFOR. Teams conduct reconnaissance and surveillance activities in support of USDOC forces. Clandestine missions are key toward providing for the common defense of the United States and national interests.

Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR): CSAR is a morale-critical mission designed to retrieve USDOC personnel or downed aircrews from behind enemy lines before they can be captured by hostile forces.

Direct Action (DA): DA is the formal term for a raid, a secondary mission of the FFOR yet no less essential. Designed to be conducted as a short-duration operation, a DA mission can be tailored to seize, capture, recover, or destroy designated personal, equipment, or facilities in a particular area.

Unconventional Warfare (UW): In the advent of a long-duration terrorist containment operation FFOR teams must be prepared to conduct guerrilla warfare with alongside any friendly fighting forces indigenous to the operational area until relieved by the appropriate agencies.

Information Operations (IO): Designed to adversely affect information and information systems (computers, phones, networks, ect.), IO missions disrupt these systems (to limit the enemy’s information and his command and control) as well as confuse, decoy, or even deceive him about intentions or actions.

Security Assistance (SA): FFOR operators are congressionally mandated to provide and augment security to nations obtaining or assimilating U.S. national policy.

"Special Activities": The really "sticky" FFOR missions. These operations are in direct support of national policy; they are designed with "credible deniability" as a goal; and if successful, they are never acknowledged or exposed. Convert and clandestine, and sometimes bearly legal, these missions require presidential authorization as well as mandated congressional oversight. Examples may include clandestine reconnaissance inside a foreign country prior to a main force strike, or the kidnapping or elimination of a key personnel or target such as a war criminal or terrorist cell leader.