For a long time U.S. Special Forces have been in great power competition with peer and near-peer competitors. However, in the last few years, the global strategic landscape has changed, which means that Special Forces troops must also find new niche capabilities to support the rest of the U.S. government’s activities effectively. This includes building and enabling urban resistance networks in small countries to help them sustain current capabilities and improve their conventional military skills and interoperability. To be able to do this, these small countries need the help of the U.S. Special Forces to develop a habitual relationship through training and exercise.
The Crossroads of Special Operations