While so much about the War on Terror ... turned Global War on Terrorism ... turned World War IV ... turned “infinite war” ... seems repetitious, the troops most associated with this conflict—the U.S. Special Operations forces—have seen changes galore.
Most Special Ops missions remain in the shadows, unknown to all but a few Americans. Yet last year alone, U.S. commandos deployed to 149 countries—about 75 percent of the world's nations.
Since U.S. commandos went to war in 2001, the size of Special Operations Command has doubled. As its numbers have grown, so has its global reach.
They belong to the special operations forces, America’s most elite troops. And odds are, if you throw a dart at a world map or stop a spinning globe with your index finger and don’t hit water, they’ve been there sometime in 2015.
“Dude, I don’t need to play these stupid games. I know what you’re trying to do.” With that, Maj. Matthew Robert Bockholt hung up on me.