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Uncloaking the Dagger: Does Adherence to the Geneva Conventions Betray Special Operations Forces? | Small Wars Journal

Uncloaking the Dagger: Does Adherence to the Geneva Conventions Betray Special Operations Forces? | Small Wars Journal

Bombs, Special Operations Forces (SOF), and proxy forces are growth industries in the modern fight.  As President Obama identified in an address covering the nation’s strategy in Syria, “airstrikes, Special Forces, and working with local forces who are fighting to regain control of their own country — that is how we’ll achieve a more sustainable victory.”[i]  These remarks capture the nation’s current policy for combating terrorist threats.  From its origins in the Second World War to present day, the history of SOF is written in clandestine operations.  By design, the charter for clandestine operations resides in the gray area between overt military operations and covert operations.

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