I’ve probably been asked to weigh in on the decision to disband the Special Forces CIF companies about ten times today. Apparently, the final decision is awaiting SECDEF approval at the moment. I wasn’t going to wade into this one but since I’ve been asked, I’ll offer a few thoughts. I’m going to caveat this […]
What really happened to ODA 3212 in Niger?
When many Americans woke up one morning in October to discover that two US Special Forces soldiers and one support soldier were killed in an ambush in Niger, they were incredulous. Why are American troops in Niger? How is Niger important to the United States strategically? How could our highly trained Special Forces soldiers be killed […]
The birth of American counter-terrorism: the untold story of Blue Light and Delta Force
On a dark night in 1977, a dozen Green Berets exited a C-130 aircraft, parachuting into a very different type of war. Aircraft hijackings had become almost commonplace, to the point that Johnny Carson would tell jokes about the phenomena on television. But it was no laughing matter for the Department of Defense, who realized […]