Special Operations Forces Face Growing Problems in a Shrinking World

John M. Doyle

The U.S. military is emerging from more than a decade of unconventional warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan to confront looming budget cuts in Washington, but leaders of the nation's Special Operations Forces (SOF) aren't counting on operations slowing down around the globe. "We will likely remain engaged against violent extremist networks for the foreseeable future," Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) told a Senate committee hearing earlier this...
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