Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces

  • Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States

Born as small appendages to the conventional armies of World War II, America’s most elite warriors – the Special Operations Forces – have grown into a behemoth of 70,000 troops, including Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces, Special Operations Marines, Rangers, and Delta Force.  In Oppose Any Foe, historian Mark Moyar introduces a colorful cast of military men with exceptional talent, courage and selflessness.  America's Special Operations Forces have become the most popular members of the military.  Yet, the public knows little about their seventy-five year history and the neither easy nor glamorous journey that they took to reach these heights. 

Highlighting both the heroism of America's most elite soldiers and the controversies surrounding their growth, Oppose Any Foe presents the first comprehensive history of these warriors and their daring missions.


Event Details

  • Date: May 17, 2017

  • When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Where: Heritage Foundation, Allison Auditorium

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