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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Opinion

Pakistan’s dream of ruling Afghanistan with Taliban as proxy lies in ruins | News 9

Afghanistan: Pakistan's frontiers are surrounded by hostile neighbors. Before the last year, Pakistan's thinking was predicated on a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan that would provide it with strategic depth and marginalize India. According to sources, terrorist organizations headquartered in Pakistan operate training...

Marines Look Beyond LAVs as Recon Roles Expand | USNI

In the Pacific area, the marines are investigating an autonomous vehicle plan. The Marine Corps intends to test methods for conducting reconnaissance and counter reconnaissance in a maritime setting. The Pentagon continues its transition toward possible operations in the Indo-Pacific....

The Marine Corps’ Force Design 2030 Is Regression, Not Progress | National Interest

Erik Khzmalyan is not the average Marine. He is an intelligent and devoted leader who will give up his freedom to serve you and your objectives. Erik Khzmalyan contends that if the Marine Corps again subordinates itself to the U.S....

Navy says it will lose millions by not committing to 10 destroyers in upcoming contract | Defense News

The Navy claims it needs additional warships, but the contract excludes a couple. The Navy needs additional destroyers of the Arleigh Burke-class as cruisers continue to leave the fleet. A handful of legislators have shown willingness to finance three new...

Lethal and survivable or irrelevant and vulnerable? Marine redesign debate rages | Marine Times

Retired senior commanders criticize the U.S. Marine Corps' new force design, claiming it is too tiny to combat current threats and has little chance of success.  Several former senior Marine Corps officials are at odds with the service's present leadership...

Don’t Let Over-The-Horizon Counterterrorism Eliminate The Premier Security Force Assistance Product: Partner Special Operations Forces | Modern War Institute

Special operations units are vital for combating terrorism and attaining national security objectives.  Over the last many years, the Ukrainian SOF was one of the primary recipients of U.S. security force assistance (SFA) to Ukraine. The United States established and...

Trump and Biden Let Afghanistan Collapse | Foreign Policy

Between 2002 and 2021, the United States provided Afghanistan's Army, Special Forces, Air Force, and militarized police with about $90 billion in security aid. Afghanistan's security forces disintegrated due to former President Donald Trump's bilateral agreement with the Taliban...

Too Fragile To Fight: Could The U.S. Military Withstand A War Of Attrition? | War on the Rocks

In a protracted conflict, the United States military might not have the technical and economic edge. David Rothkopf: It has been decades since the United States waged a war of attrition with great intensity. According to him, the resources for...

Has Russia been beaten? This military expert says that moment is coming soon | Salon

John Spencer, a former senior officer in the United States Department of Defense, explains why the battle in Mariupol is set to intensify. The Russian military is attempting to reform itself after a string of devastating setbacks and massive material...

Can Ukraine’s Military Keep Winning? | Foreign Affairs

The United States has improved Ukraine's military capabilities via training and technical assistance. Over the last eight years, the Ukrainian military has experienced a fundamental transition due to rigorous restructuring and reform initiatives: In January 2022, the Ukrainian army had...

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Commando Network Coordinates Flow of Weapons in Ukraine, Officials Say | NY Times

Special Operations Forces have substantially increased their assistance to the Ukrainian military.  A covert operation involving Special Operations personnel of...

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