Asia Program


One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare

October 28, 2013 // 3:55pm5:15pm
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Middle East Program
One Hundred Victories

The Wilson Center's Asia Program and Middle East Program present author Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at RAND and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar as she discusses her book, One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare.

From the publisher: “Robinson has spent much of the last two years in Afghanistan studying the evolution of special ops in their largest and longest deployment since Vietnam…Incorporating on-the-ground reporting and interviews with key players inside the national defense community, Robinson shows how the special operations are becoming the future of U.S. military strategy.”

“Folks within the Special Operations community listen to Linda Robinson, and when they listen to her I listen to them…When you listen to what she has to say and the power of her arguments, it’s hard to argue with her.” —Admiral William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command

“Linda Robinson is well-established as one of the leading experts on the U.S. military…Robinson delivers a deeply reported, well-written account of the recent history of Special Forces and how they will likely shape the future of the U.S. military long into the future.” —Peter Bergen, author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad

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