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Special forces face uphill task, says USSOCOM chief

20th May 2021 - 08:49 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


View of the compound prior to the SOF raid on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in October 2019. (Photo: DoD)

With near-peer adversaries snapping at their heels, US special forces face a more contested environment in future operations.

US special forces are already embracing the reality of a new and continuously evolving threat environment, according to Gen Richard Clarke, Commanding General of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). 

In his keynote address at the virtual SOFIC event on 17-21 May, Clarke highlighted the SOF culture of 'adapting and ...

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