Foreign Affairs Focus: U.S. Special Operations with Linda Robinson
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.
Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman interviews CFR adjunct senior fellow Linda Robinson on how U.S. military and foreign policy has changed in response to the evolving battlefield of the 21st century and the proliferation of irregular threats. Robinson argues that, in response to these developments, U.S. special operations have become more important.
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