During the previous 20 years of war, US special operations soldiers have emerged from the dark. In a period of great-power competition and geopolitical uncertainty, they have become the most well-known and respected branch of the US military, and their capacities will remain critical. Their rise in prestige, stature, and influence, however, has come at a price. The image of these elite soldiers has been tarnished by a growing number of disciplinary and entitlement issues, causing public concern and a recent thorough examination of the force’s ethics and values. To address this issue, a propose a novel solution is proposed: assign the Army secretary to oversee the special operations forces.
The Crossroads of Special Operations