fbpx

ARM THE WORLD
With the Information, Resources and Opportunities Required to
Fight Evil. Avert Suffering. At Scale.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Back to the Future: Getting Special Forces Ready for Great-Power Competition | War on the Rocks

Must Read

The federal government intends to bolster the United States’ Special Forces capacity.

In June 1952, the United States Special Forces were developed to encourage indigenous resistance in places beyond enemy lines. During the Vietnam War, the main goal of Special Troops was to train and command irregular forces drawn from non-Vietnamese ethnic groups such as the Montagnard’s. Restoring Special Elements’ capability to assist indigenous resistance and insurgent forces would provide the president with an additional option in the case of Russian or Chinese assault.

A strengthened Special Forces role would significantly reduce the expense of deterring Russia compared to other options. China has always placed a higher premium on political and economic influence than on military power. The most critical thing the military can do to prepare Special Forces for great-power conflict is to rededicate language training to a higher priority.

Source:https://warontherocks.com/2021/05/back-to-the-future-getting-special-forces-ready-for-great-power-competition/

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Islamic State leader operating in Somalia, Bilal al-Sudani, killed by US military forces | USA Today

A senior Islamic State leader was killed by American forces during an assault operation in northern Somalia.  The operation's head...

More Articles Like This