Since September of 2001, SOF members have been engaged in a never-ending fight overseas against numerous adversaries. This has allowed an exorbitant amount of stress and issues to slowly build and pile up. With misconduct and poor leadership on the rise, the community may be close to a breakdown. High casualty rates within the units also drops moral and can lead soldiers to make reckless decisions. This retired Lt. General believes more civilian oversight is necessary in order to keep two hands on the SOF wheel at all times. The different communities also need individualized advice and reforms in order to properly combat poor habits and various issues.
The Crossroads of Special Operations