[MEMBERS] Status of US Special Operations Command

In this Dispatch Report… (935 words)

  • SOCOM is undergoing a period of high operational tempo and significant transition.
  • Special operations forces will be increasingly relied on in low-intensity, nation-state warfare.
  • SOCOM’s current priorities are spread across three categories.
  • 8,000 special operations forces are deployed to over 80 countries.
  • And more…

[MEMBERS] Dispatch: Status of US Special Operations Command


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