A Conversation with General William B. Caldwell IV
As the United States prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, please join General Caldwell for a conversation on U.S. and NATO investment in the Afghan National Security Forces as well as the importance and challenges of the upcoming transition.
Linda Robinson discusses her recently released Council Special Report, The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces, which calls for conceptual, institutional, and operational changes to reorient U.S. special operations forces to ensure that they are employed to best effect.
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."
The Obama administration has increasingly relied on drones in its counterterrorist operations. And, as I explain in a recent CFR report, U.S. special operations forces are doing more things in more places than ever before. The heavy reliance on both drones and unilateral commando raids needs to be reassessed.