The Air Force Special Operations Forces have brought its training for major power warfare to the next level. This has made the AFSOC community experience a strategic pivot away from years of counterinsurgency. According to Lt. Gen. James Slife, Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, the present AFSOC isn’t the AFSOC that will be needed in the future, requiring a shift in training as soon as possible. Specifically, the troops will focus on long-term hauls rather than short-term crisis response and contingency operations.
The Crossroads of Special Operations