James Jay Carafano

Lt. Col. James Jay Carafano, USA Ret., Ph.D., served in Europe, Korea and the U.S. Before retiring, he was the executive editor of Joint Forces Quarterly, DoD’s professional military journal. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Carafano holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from Georgetown University as well as a master’s in strategy from the U.S. Army War College.


A U.S. Army Special Forces soldier with Afghan commandos near the Afghan-Pakistan border. (Credit: U.S. Army) - See more at: http://www.armymagazine.org/2014/11/18/special-operations-for-the-21st-century-starting-over/#sthash.j5g41Slw.l5Lg6YMb.dpuf

Opinion Articles

The Obama administration has an affinity for the employment of special operations forces. Increased emphasis on this particular sliver of military power is almost without precedence in the modern era