Ep 030 “US Military Special Operations Forces: US Army Special Forces”

by | Dec 4, 2023

Ep 030 “US Military Special Operations Forces: US Army Special Forces”

by | Dec 4, 2023

Episode notes

Here we do a deep dive in US Army Special Forces (SF) and why a complete overhaul is needed to resurrect the original charter to save SF from itself. Over two decades of fighting neo-colonial conflicts throughout the Middle East and Africa has decimated the original construct and mission of what made SF so special.

References:

Douglas Porch Counterinsurgency: Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War

Ann Scott Tyson American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Grant

H. John Poole The Last Hundred Yards: The NCO’s Contribution to Warfare

Mark Bowden Blackhawk Down: A Story of Modern War

Bob Scales Scales on War: The Future of America’s Military at Risk

Aaron B. O’Connell Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Hollywood

Hy S. Rothstein Afghanistan and the Troubled Future of Unconventional Warfare

Robert Asprey War In The Shadows: The Guerrilla In History

Special Forces Detachment Mission Planning Guide HQDA January 2020

My Substack

Email at cgpodcast@pm.me.

About Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert is the host of Chasing Ghosts: An Irregular Warfare Podcast and a contributor over time to various liberty endeavors. He served in the military for nearly a quarter century and contractor tours after retirement on occasion and was a combat tourist in a number of neo-imperialist shit-pits around the world. He can be found on twitter at @wbuppert and reached via email at cgpodcast@pm.me.

Listen to Chasing Ghosts: An Irregular Warfare Podcast

Listen to Chasing Ghosts: An Irregular Warfare Podcast

Our Books

latest book lineup.

Related Articles

Related

Ep 042 “Storming America: War Comes Home”

In this episode I discuss what the attack looks like in America. This is not if, this is when. The country is poised to experience this through a combination of neglect and the sheer hubris of meddling in the world without realize the unintended consequences. I wish I...

read more