The Rise Of The Special (Operations) Forces

Jul 14, 2017

Two words, not terribly descriptive alone, gain surprising strength when used in a two-word phrase: special forces. 

U.S. Army Special Forces train Malian and Senegalese forces.
Credit Michael R. Noggle, Public Domain,

That phrase conjures up images of elite teams of military forces, trained for the most difficult and harrowing missions. 

Special operations forces grew out of World War II and stuck around.  Now they are profiled in a book, Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces.

Mark Moyar brings experience working with special operations forces to the book, and he joins us with an overview.