Center for Strategic Communication

In case you missed it, I wrote a series of columns for World Politics Review on what I see to be a disturbing trend in U.S. foreign policy: the increasing belief that special operations forces are the answer to each and every tricky problem the United States faces. Below, I am providing links to each of my three columns. I think it is clear from the tenor of my columns that I have a lot of admiration for and a little familiarity with U.S. special operations forces, and it is from that position of admiration and familiarity that I worry about their expanding role.

Part I: Special Operations Forces’ Expanding Global Role

Part II: Reining in SOCOM’s Alarming Ambitions

Part III: Special Forces, or the Danger of Even a Lot of Knowledge

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P.S. My column today is on Egypt. You can read it here.