5 Times U.S. Special-Operations Forces Failed

November 10, 2021 Topic: Special Forces Region: United States Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: World War IIKorean WarSomaliaDelta ForceArmy Rangers

5 Times U.S. Special-Operations Forces Failed

While America's elite warriors are often praised for accomplishing difficult and dangerous missions, the history of special-operations forces also includes notable failures.

Robert Farley, a frequent contributor to TNI, is author of The Battleship Book. He serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. His work includes military doctrine, national security, and maritime affairs. He blogs at Lawyers, Guns and Money and Information Dissemination and The Diplomat.

This article first appeared several years ago and is being republished due to reader interest.

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