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Fight for survival

I greatly enjoyed Robert Fry’s piece on the future of the special forces (Survival of the fittest, November). It was a balanced and authoritative piece that I agree with. As we emerge from the 9/11 wars, how special forces adapt in this slimmed-down and technically remote battlespace will be key not only to their survival but also to their position in the international strategic framework that will follow. Special forces are expanding to fight for their slice of the decreasing defence budget but it is vital that they remain a strategic asset, targeted enough not to abandon…

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