Defense Policy

At the Point of the Spear: The Role of Special Operations Forces in America’s Post-9/11, Post-Iraq/Afghanistan Defense Strategy

July 26, 2012

The Commander of the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command will discuss the ever expanding role of “SOCOM” in counterterrorism operations around the world, and the outsize role Special Operations Forces are now playing within the Pentagon, in partnership with the intelligence community, in defending the nation and protecting our global security interests.

  • Admiral William McRaven, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Moderator: Wolf Blitzer, Host, “The Situation Room,” CNN