Small Wars Journal

Behind the scenes with the commander of Special Ops (CNN)

Some days Special Operations missions in international hotspots end in success and accolades, as when SEAL Team Six took out Osama bin Laden. These are the missions that tend to be memorialized by Hollywood scriptwriters and shape the image of Special Ops forces in the minds of Americans.

But some days end in tragedy and frustration.

Read/Watch more from Barbara Starr at CNN.  H/T SWJ friend Colonel (Retired) Dave Maxwell.