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SOCOM Commander: Special Operations Forces Must Adapt as Threats Increase – Blog

SOCOM Commander: Special Operations Forces Must Adapt as Threats Increase – Blog

As the United States faces threats around the globe — from the Islamic State to Russia to China — special operators must adapt, said the commander of Special Operations Command May 24.

“The word complex fails to describe the current security environment,” said Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III. “The younger generation — specifically my two sons who are both West Point graduates — have a tendency to tell me that we had it so good in the Cold War, when the world appeared to be more stable based upon reassuring concepts like mutually assured destruction and the threat of nuclear war.

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