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Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman interviews CFR adjunct senior fellow Linda Robinson on the increased importance of U.S. military special operations.
With the rise of endless irregular wars playing out in the shadows, special operations have never been more important to U.S. national security. But policymakers and commanders focus too much on dramatic raids and high-tech drone strikes. They need to pay more attention to an even more important task these forces take on: training foreign troops.