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What Special Operations Command’s ‘Biggest Lesson’ from Afghanistan Means for Future Fights | Military.com

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Special Operations Forces have led the charge in the fight against terrorism for 20 years but SOCOM is aligning itself with the Pentagon in its refocus on great-power competition. While counterterrorism remains a priority Gen. Richard Clarke said during congressional testimony that SOF possesses the capability to counter China and Russia as well as extremist organizations.

2020 was a year of restructuring and reorganizing with the fewest American SOF deployed in a foreign country since 2001. About 40% of the force will focus on near-peer adversaries with the rest fighting terror Clarke says. He also said during a speech last month that the results in Afghanistan and Iraq of our foreign internal defense are evidence we need to make improvements.

Source: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/12/10/what-special-operations-commands-biggest-lesson-afghanistan-means-future-fights.html

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