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McRaven: Special Operations More Than Just Combat By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service ASPEN, Colo., July 26, 2012 – The nation expects special operations forces to be successful every time they are called upon, but they’re not wholly about combat, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said here yesterday during a discussion moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Institute’s annual security forum. “We get a lot of notoriety for the raids, for the rescue operations, and frankly we’re very proud of that,” Navy Adm. William H. McRaven said. “But the fact of the matter is that’s a small portion of what we do.” The discussion, titled “At the Point of the Spear: The Role of Special Operations Forces in America’s Post-9/11, Post-Iraq/Afghanistan Defense Strategy,” opened the annual three-day forum. Topics ranged from the raid that killed Osama bin Lad...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=117271

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