President Obama is again relying on Special Operations commanders to lead against the threat of ISIS, and in turn boost his own image. The strategy involves using special operations forces in countering the spread of ISIS propaganda online, and a combination of airstrikes and direct action raids by SOF units. This type of leading from behind by the president has yet to produce any significant results, in spite of the best efforts by special operations forces.

Kimberly Dozier – The Daily Beast

“Time and again, Barack Obama has turned to a small cadre of elite troops in the most important moments of his presidency. Can they do it one more time?

Elite U.S. commandos are now in position in Iraq, northern Syria and beyond, ready to raid against the so-called Islamic State just as the White House has nominated a top special operations general to take charge of the ISIS fight.