With a focus on information operations and drone technology, the US Army Special Forces is redefining itself by using lessons learned from the war in Ukraine to training exercises targeted at China.
The U.S. Army Special Forces is adapting to a changing world after decades of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Lessons learned from the war in Ukraine are being applied in training exercises that explicitly target China. Information operations, including battlefield decoys and drone countermeasures, are seen as critical in modern warfare. Special forces in Germany are training Ukrainian counterparts and sharing knowledge that is being used to develop new courses on robotics and unmanned systems. In a recent exercise, U.S. Army special forces worked with Taiwanese forces to repel a Chinese invasion. The shift in focus has seen the Army shed some skills learned for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, such as language training in Dari and Pashto.