Special operations units are supposed to be used in a deeper fight than the LRSU. However, since we theoretically control Iraq and Afghanistan, that becomes a moot point.
A LRSU is doctrinally allowed to conduct "emergency assaults." No matter what you want to call it on your PowerPoint slide, we are talking about Soldiers attacking in some form an enemy element.
Other units should be used for that mission, freeing the LRSU to gather intelligence for more targets.
A LRSU is an extremely versatile element that is capable of doing things no other conventional unit can.
How then do we get LRSUs to a level in which the commander has the confidence to use them fully?
Over the last two years of operations, this issue has been substantiated in the need for LRSUs to have their own vehicle platforms for internal quick reaction forces (QRF), self insertion or extraction, mobile and flexible command and control, and service and support operations.
The need for increased direct fire capabilities has been proven, as some LRSUs were out-ranged and out-gunned while in contact in Iraq.