Linda Robinson and Frank Kearney on The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces

Linda Robinson

Former adjunct senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Anya Schmemann

Director for Editorial Strategy, Studies Program, and Director, Task Force Program, Council on Foreign Relations

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The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces

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."

Is using drones against terrorists cheaper than using special forces?

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.

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