While American special operations forces are comprised of the most highly trained warriors and individuals, their success is dependent on the relationships and partnerships forged between units, commands, and agencies. SOCOM Commander Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke said during the 2021 Aspen Security Forum in Washington D.C. that the last 20 years of conflict have produced possibly the most well trained and unified force in American history. The lessons learned from counterterrorism missions must be retained the addition of the “irregular warfare annex” to the DoD’s National Defense Strategy is a step in the right direction.
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