United States Special Operations Command [USSOCOM] Law and Legal Definition

United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is the U.S. Unified Combatant Command that oversees various Special Operations Commands of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The USSOCOM's mission is to provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the U.S. and its interests and prepare plan against terrorist attacks.

The USSOCOM is part of the Department of Defense. It conducts several covert and clandestine missions, such as unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, psychological operations, Civil Affairs, direct action, counter-terrorism and War on Drugs operations.