If ever there was a time for strong leadership in the Department of State and US Special Operations Command it’s now. Hilary Clinton has proven to be more concerned with her political ambition than actually developing a long-term strategy to promote diplomacy abroad. McRaven is a seasoned leader however, his tier one boys at DEVGRU (SEAL Team Six) are facing a myriad of self-created problems; some we choose not to say publicly.
The new Secretary of State will have their work cut out for them that’s for sure. The Middle East and North Africa (the new terror safe haven) continue to be as volatile as ever.
Syria-civil war with the U.S./EU versus China/Russia
Kuwait-continues to arrest outspoken citizens on Twitter
Iran-laughing to themselves as they go Nuclear
N. Korea-who the hell knows
Somalia-Piracy is alive and well.
Mali-AQ camped out with other extremists.
Libya-stray Uranium and Chemical weapons. Algeria attack may be linked to Libyan camps.
Algeria-U.S. hostages under siege. Delta will likely get the dirty work while DEV is benched.
And the list goes on, and on…
McRaven’s SOCOM is stretched thin but poised to deal with just about any threats thrown at them. The Special Ops spear has never been sharper. I’m more worried about Mrs. Clinton, her memory loss, and a State Department ship sailing in the dark of the night with no one at the helm…No wonder Erik Prince has moved into Africa.
Main photo: Syrian chemical weapons facility