SOCAFRICA and the future of Special Forces: IDGA exclusive with Colonel Richard Samuels
Without good security, good governance and economic prosperity are difficult to achieve. In this IDGA exclusive interview, Colonel Richard Samuels, USAF Deputy Commander SOCAFRICA, US AFRICOM, examines the role and current priorities within SOCAFRICA. As troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) there is a greater demand on special operations forces. This interview explores the various issues this creates, current problems in the region, and what is being done to meet the most pressing challenges. Colonel Samuels also comments on the future priorities for SOCAFRICA and answers the question ‘are we winning or losing on the continent’?