It has been widely reported that the Department of Defense is shifting priorities away from dealing with counterinsurgency and towards preparation for a potential near-peer conflict. The location of recent training is a good indication of where our focus lies. Green Berets from the 1st SFG and 75th Ranger Regiment Rangers conducted training on Oahu during Lightning Forge 21. American SOF are being ‘repurposed’ for a potential confrontation with a China or Russia level adversary.
The Crossroads of Special Operations