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dueling dyads conceptualizing proxy wars in strategic competition

View original article on Strategic competition with the Russian Federation and People’s Republic of China has become the new orienting challenge for the U.S. national security community. While many officials and writers envision strategic competition across many domains, the increased likelihood of proxy wars

Lawmaker: Special Operations Must Adapt to Gray Zone Conflict

Increasing gray zone conflicts around the world means U.S. Special Operations Command must adapt to the era of great power competition while still being a counter-terrorism force, a key House lawmaker said Wednesday. Disinformation campaigns by China, Russia and others and attacks by cybercriminals “may

The State of Special Operations Forces: A Conversation with Rep. Stephanie Murphy Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a conversation with Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL). Congresswoman Murphy and Dr. Seth Jones, Senior Vice President and Director of the International Security Program, will discuss the state of special operations forces, including the future

Combat Casualties aren’t Always Human

Combat Casualties aren’t Always Human Combat Casualties aren’t Always Human By Maj. John T. Stamm, 908th Airlift Wing / Published May 28, 2021    Continue reading on

It’s Different not Special: The Health and Care of Special Operations Forces

The Military Special Operations Family Collaborative (MSOF) is partnering with the Special Operations Association of America (SOAA) to collaborate in our efforts to address comprehensive health needs, provide relief and care to Operators, Veterans and their families, and motivate top-down change from Capitol Hill in


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