The Colonial Pipeline, the country’s largest fuel pipeline, was recently hacked by people who seized computer systems and demanded a ransom to unlock them. A criminal network linked to Russia is currently blamed for the attack. When asked how the US should react if accountability is established, Ruben Gallego, chairman of the newly formed House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations, said the US should consider “irregular warfare” in response to the pipeline hack. If that’s how they want to play, he believes the US should answer in kind, using irregular warfare tactics. This also came after suggesting that US special operations forces should train the Vietnamese military on irregular warfare tactics to help counter China.
The Crossroads of Special Operations