The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces

Linda Robinson Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
Stephen D. Biddle
Stephen D. Biddle Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy
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Corporate Teleconference: Linda Robinson on the Future of Special Forces

With the film Zero Dark Thirty set to premiere this week, Linda Robinson, former CFR adjunct senior fellow and national security expert, discusses the future of U.S. special forces. In Robinson's Foreign Affairs essay, "The Future of Special Operations," she writes that the time has come to change the nature of special operations and go beyond drone strikes and kill-and-capture missions like the one that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. Instead, U.S. special forces should deprioritize this "direct approach" in favor of an "indirect approach."

Media Conference Call: The Future of Special Operations

Linda Robinson, Public Policy Scholar with the Wilson Center, discusses her essay in Foreign Affairs, "The Future of Special Operations," with the magazine's managing editor Jonathan Tepperman.

Media Conference Call:Linda Robinson and Frank Kearney on The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces

Former CFR adjunct senior fellow Linda Robinson and former deputy combatant commander of U.S. special operations forces Frank Kearney discuss Robinson's Council Special Report, "The Future of U.S. Special Operations."

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