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U.S. Special Operations Forces in the Philippines, 2001–2014

Read full article on Rand.org This report examines the 14-year experience of U.S. special operations forces in the Philippines from 2001 through 2014. The objective of this case history is to document and evaluate the activities and effects of special operations capabilities employed to address

Special Operations Commanders Testify on Force Readiness

Read full article on dvidshub.net DC, UNITED STATES 04.27.2022 Courtesy Video Defense.gov The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services hears testimony from special operations commanders on efforts to sustain special operations force readiness and transform the force for future security challenges. Witnesses include: Army Lt.

WHAT THE NEW VISION FOR US SPECIAL OPERATIONS GETS RIGHT—AND WRONG

Read full article on Modern War Institute Last week, Christopher Maier, the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, and General Richard Clarke, the commander of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), released a new “Vision and Strategy” for the future of US

U.S. SOCOM Has History with Ukraine’s Special Forces

read full article on thecipherbrief.comPulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics that ranged from nuclear weapons to politics.  He is the author of Blown

STATEMENT OF
GENERAL RICHARD D. CLARKE, USA
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
BEFORE THE 117th CONGRESS
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFENSE
APRIL 7, 2022

STATEMENT OFGENERAL RICHARD D. CLARKE, USACOMMANDER, UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMANDBEFORE THE 117th CONGRESSHOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONSSUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFENSEAPRIL 7, 2022 UNCLASSIFIED INTRODUCTIONChairwoman McCollum, Ranking Member Calvert, and distinguished members of thissubcommittee, thank you for providing this opportunity to discuss the posture of the U.S.

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