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Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Linda Robinson describes how special operations forces have become the go-to force for U.S. military endeavors worldwide. She followed the evolution of special ops in Afghanistan, their longest deployment since Vietnam, and looks at the challenges they face and the constant danger in which they operate. Her book  One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare explores what a tiny band of warriors can do, and cannot do, out on the wild frontiers of the next-generation wars.

 

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Comments [4]

John A

That turned out to be surprisingly mature, esp. In her hitting all the points on drone use.

Jan. 21 2014 02:00 PM

Did I miss a reason for the special ops bases in 103 countries?

Jan. 21 2014 01:53 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

How does Ms. Robinson feel about the massive civilian deaths caused by Special Ops?

Jan. 21 2014 01:43 PM
Nick from UWS

Is Leonard not speaking English? I heard it plain as day: how accurate were the depictions of special operations in the recent hit movies about them? What in God's name did her answer have to do with that question? How did she interpret his question to come up with the completely irrelevant answer she gave? Does ANYBODY in this world know how to give a simple straight answer to a simple straight question?

Jan. 21 2014 01:41 PM

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