‘The Hidden Costs of Strategy by Special Operations’

This War on the Rocks analysis discusses America’s traditional reliance on special forces as a foreign policy “easy button”, which is claimed to be divorced from the hard work needed to make lasting progress towards overarching strategic objectives. The author concludes:

More importantly, overreliance on their abilities will prevent them from properly preparing for great power competition, continue to fuel anti-American sentiment in conflict zones, and fail to advance U.S. priorities.

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