Special Operators are Everywhere – Why it shouldn’t be a surprise that U.S. Special Operations Forces were operating in Niger

In the wake of the deaths of four soldiers in Niger on October 4th, many politicians, pundits, and commentators expressed surprise that the US had special operations forces in Niger. But none of them should have. At the risk of hyperbole, U.S. Special Operations Forces are everywhere. This is...

Audio Almost Diplomatic: Episode 2 – The UN, Sovereignty and Such

Almost Diplomatic

Come join the Almost Diplomatic crew to discuss geopolitics, national security and nonsense over a couple beers. Episode 02 has us discussing the United Nations, Internationalism along with issues such as intervention vs. sovereignty.

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Should we ditch unconventional warfare? A Special Forces officer would, and instead focus on support to Political Warfare

Misunderstandings about the nature of unconventional warfare and what it can be expected to accomplish are hindering the effective use of this core mission of US special operations forces. Replacing the term with the more readily understood “support to indigenous resistance” and reconnecting it to the concept of political...