Special Operations Forces

U.S. Special Operations Command Review Found Overemphasis on Combat

By Elliot Setzer
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 2:23 PM

The U.S. Special Operations Command has released a 69-page review, finding that there is no “systemic ethics problem” in its forces. The review team also assessed, however, that the Special Operations Forces' cultural focus on “[Special Operations] employment and mission accomplishment is to the detriment of leadership, discipline and accountability.” USSOCOM was ordered by Congress to conduct a review of its culture in response to a series of episodes of misconduct involving special operations troops, including allegations of sexual assault and unlawful killings. The report recommends 16 actions to address these findings, and it can be found here and below.