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SSI Live 067 – Great Power War: Special Operations Forces and an Expanded Army

Released 1 June 2017.

Is the Army ready for a ‘Great Power War’ against a peer competitor, in terms of expanding its Special Operations Forces? If the Army had to double in size, what challenges would it face in terms of increasing Special Operations Forces? What steps should the Army consider to overcome these hurdles? Over the last nine months, an interdisciplinary team of Army War College student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Tony Echevarria, have examined issues related to great power war and whether the Army is ready. One of those team members, COL Eric Schwedo, joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss SOF and an expanded Army.