With competitors such as China and Russia on the rise, Special Operations will shift their focus from the Middle East to combat new threats. The Global SOF Foundation has stated in a report that the SOF community will need to play a larger role worldwide in the near future, as well as partner with more allies. Retired Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc who is now a Republican Senate candidate has shared his belief that SOCOM needs a serious makeover and a reconstruction in leadership. A more rounded focus on threats around the world would be ideal to Bolduc, who wants SOF to focus on the Middle East while still maintaining their footing throughout Europe and Asia.
The Crossroads of Special Operations