We admire them, but we’re not entirely sure why. We allow them to operate in the shadows; we rarely ask what they do. The less we know about them, the more their mystique grows.
Have we permitted our special forces, our SAS and Commandos, to become unaccountable?
Special forces are becoming more imperative as mass troop deployments are seen as the undesirable option of last resort. If a situation can be sorted by sending in a small, skilled assault squad to eliminate the problem, secure the hostage, or stop the problem before it begins, it makes sense.
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