Today’s ARSOF warrior is faced with threats that are increasingly ideologically based, predicated on hate and extremism. Our enemies target our cognitive and spiritual space in the same way that our former enemies targeted our trucks and planes. To counter these threats, ARSOF must understand where it came from and who it is as an organization. This self-knowledge and understanding becomes ARSOF’s greatest weapon.
Where is Special Forces and the rest of the Army’s SOFs going in the future?
ARSOF NEXT is a good explanation of that question.
WASHINGTON – Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military’s special forces.
McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment that aired last month on “CBS Evening News.” http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/23/veterans-affairs-secretary-apologizes-for-misstating-that-served-in-special/
I really don’t think this is a big deal reading the story. Not like he listed Special Forces in his résumé or told the story many times. Actually I am more interested in the homeless veteran saying he was in SF.
Why does it seem many homeless people (and non-homeless as well) profess to being veterans that served in Force Recon or Special Forces. I do remember cooks, mechanics, truck drivers, clerks, etc. being in Vietnam but I have yet to meet one.
Did you know only about 9% of the homeless are veterans?http://www.endhomelessness.org/pages/snapshot_of_homelessness
And I just as well bring this up. If you meet or hear someone saying he can’t tell you what he did because his records are classified you just met or heard a liar.