How come we don’t hear more about Special Ops screwing up regular ops?
Am I forgetting some?
It seems to me that friction would be inevitable, especially when conventional forces were trying to do COIN — working with local leaders (even those who are not allies), moving slowly, carefully. And then Spec Ops busts in with midnight raids.
Yet I haven’t seen many accounts of such problems. Have you? Am I forgetting some?
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Thomas E. Ricks is a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy. Twitter: @tomricks1
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