I know some people who are working on a case study of JSOC and the HVT teams during McChrystal’s time in Iraq. You’re right it’s difficult because of the SOF/intel background. Very cutting edge stuff, though.
I don’t know for sure, but the Haiti earthquake response might produce some interesting insights as well.
By the way, what GEN Chiarelli said is very interesting, especially the contrast between the 5 or 5 staff officers clearing something and him providing junior officers with his personal e-mail. GEN Dempsey’s stuff is interesting as well.
Someone else: the VCJCS, Gen Cartwright, has been talking a lot about pushing knowledge and information to empower the edge, and building the right technology for it.