U.S. Special Operations Global Footprint Continues To Expand

Brian Kalman, Daniel Deiss, and Edwin Watson, South Front: The Expanding Global Footprint of U.S. Special Operations


With the possible U.S. military withdrawal from Syria in the news on a daily basis, the mainstream media has been quick to parrot the DOD’s claim that 2,000 troops, mostly special operations forces, are to be withdrawn from the country. Although the total number of U.S. special operators deployed to Syria may have approached as many as 5,000, the current headlines have not mentioned that the United States has special operations units deployed not just in Syria, but in a majority of the nations of the world. Over the past seventeen years, the forces at the disposal of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) have grown exponentially, more than doubling in size in numbers, with a budget that has also expanded four fold in that same period of time.

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WNU Editor: As the above map reveals, U.S. Special Forces are almost everywhere.

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