US Special Forces – Counter Insurgency

The popular conception of the special forces solider parachuting in behind enemy lines and single-handedly taking on entire divisions under extreme duress is one promoted by Hollywood and tacitly endorsed by the Pentagon. Given some of the more successful missions such as in Panama and the more infamous ones such as Desert One, this reputation is indeed valid, yet it paints an incomplete picture of SF’s much larger role in a general force multiplication strategy of indigenous forces where conventional US forces cannot be deployed. Tonight we are fortunate to be joined by two highly experienced special forces soldiers to dispel some of the commonly held misconceptions about their profession and give us a better understanding of the role of counter-insurgency operations from World War II though today.

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(Editor’s Note: we have been experiencing difficulties with BitChute, and are hoping DTube will suffice until if and when the issues with BitChute are resolved.)

Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 170 – US Special Forces – Counter Insurgency

— References —

– The Green Berets, Wayne (1968)
– THREATS AND RESPONSES: THE COST; WHITE HOUSE CUTS ESTIMATE OF COST OF WAR WITH IRAQ, Bumiller (2002) – https://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/31/us/threats-responses-cost-white-house-cuts-estimate-cost-war-with-iraq.html
– The Patraeus Doctrine – The Field Manual on Counterinsurgency Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2009)
– Act of Valor, McCoy (2012)
– Punished for telling truth about Iraq war, Mills (2013) – https://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/20/opinion/mills-truth-teller-iraq/index.html
– Dunford Deserves Credit For Sticking To His Guns On Women In Combat, Russell (2015) – https://taskandpurpose.com/news/dunford-deserves-credit-for-sticking-to-his-guns-on-women-in-combat
– A Good American, Moser (2015)
– Coup d’Etat: a Practical Handbook, Luttwalk (2016)
– David Petraeus And Stanley McChrystal Lead The Charge On Gun Control, Smith (2016) – https://www.captainsjournal.com/2016/06/12/david-petraeus-and-stanley-mcchrystal-lead-the-charge-on-gun-control/
– The Guerrilla Factory – The Making of Special Forces Officers, Schwalm (2012)
– How The Army Tried To Avoid Telling The Truth About Women In Ranger Training, Hasson (2019) – https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/29/us-army-accused-lowering-standards-female-rangers/
– New Marine Corps Cuts Will Slash All Tanks, Many Heavy Weapons As Focus Shifts to Lighter, Littoral Forces, Eckstein (2020) – https://news.usni.org/2020/03/23/new-marine-corps-cuts-will-slash-all-tanks-many-heavy-weapons-as-focus-shifts-to-lighter-littoral-forces
– Force Multipliers – Episode 158, Rebel Yell (2020) – https://identitydixie.com/2020/01/24/rebel-yell-158-force-multipliers/
– Force Multipliers, Part II – Episode 172, Rebel Yell (2020) – https://identitydixie.com/2020/05/04/rebel-yell-172-force-multipliers-part-ii/
– Western Rifle Shooters – https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/
– Veterans Today – https://www.veteranstoday.com/

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Red Johnmond says:

    I found this conversation.. interesting.

    It is always concerning to me when US military people suggest that they fought for their nation. Their (occupational) government? Sure. Their nation? Hell. No. Anyone suggesting otherwise is broke in the brain.

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    1. Forever Templar says:

      (Sorry for the double post, meant to reply to this dude).

      The idea of serving your nation is a shallow notion these days. However, anti-military folks always had this trouble of understanding the concept of serving something higher than themselves. Your own comment presents a false dichotomy where you’re either a willing tool for the state or an abject idiot. The US has a long and very proud military tradition whose founding mythology includes personal sacrifice for a greater good. For white Americans especially, that was a powerful draw to the military. You don’t have to like it, but to deny it just denotes a very fundamental misunderstanding of why this ideology even exists, let alone your own irritation with it.

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  2. Rambo Lemmings says:

    This was an excellent recruitment presentation for the US armed forces.

    Great job!

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  3. Forever Templar says:

    The idea of serving your nation is a shallow notion these days. However, anti-military folks always had this trouble of understanding the concept of serving something higher than themselves. Your own comment presents a false dichotomy where you’re either a willing tool for the state or an abject idiot. The US has a long and very proud military tradition whose founding mythology includes personal sacrifice for a greater good. For white Americans especially, that was a powerful draw to the military. You don’t have to like it, but to deny it just denotes a very fundamental misunderstanding of why this ideology even exists, let alone your own irritation with it.

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  4. Brometheus says:

    This was a really good episode.
    Beside the Rebel Yell podcasts Force Multipliers I and II where can I hear more of your guests?

    I would add that ignoring knowledge and know how because it comes from a source you don’t like is a big mistake to do. If your opponents and rivals do something you should study it deeply. Know your enemy as the old book says.

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