Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Special Forces Brought Under Control of Gen McCrystal in Afghanistan
It appears that the conventional forces have brought Special Forces elements in Afghanistan under greater control than in the past. This has always been a point of contention - and it appears the SOF community is losing some of its autonomy. While this might work with the special relationships that Gen McCrystal has in the SOF community; what happens in a year or two when we have a conventional (artillery, armor, etc.) officer in charge. Hmmmmmm. See "McChrystal Consolidates Control of Special Forces in Afghanistan", The Washington Independent, March 16, 2010.