By Jim Campbell
April 4th, 2018
Ode to the Frogman, Jim O’Neill Seal Team 2, Vietnam.
The Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is a sub-unified command of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
It is charged to study special operations requirements and techniques, ensure inter-operability and equipment standardization, plan and conduct special operations exercises and training, and develop joint special operations tactics.
Despite its innocuous sounding charter, JSOC has made strides in the special operations field and is comprised of rigorously screened and accessed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Civilians.
Operation Eagle Claw was developed as the result of the inability to rescue hostages taken by Iran A.K.A the Iranian Hostage Crisis. (Source)
Operation Eagle Claw, known as Operation Tabas in Iran, was a United States Armed Forces operation ordered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 embassy.
Of course, Carter like Obama was a complete failure.
Carter is just stupid, Obama is evil and a Muslim sycophant.
Remember it was Obama who fired General Stanley McChrystal while at the same time we all know Obama was never smart enough to tie his own shoes.
In the end, it was Obama’s only move.
**I was hired on the spot! (Source)**
Keeping General Stanley McChrystal in place would have shattered the chain of command, obliterated the authority Obama had with the military, and undermined any hope of waging a successful counterinsurgency in Afghanistan.
“As difficult as it is to lose General McChrystal, I believe it’s the right one,” the President just said.
“The conduct represented in the recently published article, undermines the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system.
And it erodes the trust that’s necessary for our team to work together to achieve our objectives in Afghanistan.”
No general could’ve taken Obama seriously, after getting dissed so publicly by McChrystal’s crew.
No captain or sergeant would’ve been expected to shut up and salute when his superior officer gave an order.
The guy at the top didn’t respect his commander; why should he?
The culture of accountability so meticulously built up by Robert Gates during his tenure at the Pentagon, gone.
The long tradition of civilian control of the military – wrecked.
Thus the formation of Delta Force.
Bull Shit Alert by wannabe politicians from the left.
Fortunately this guy was kicked out of office.
Long and huff and puff, short on the facts.
He questions the facts?
Then let’s not forget what Obama did with General Petraeus, the architect of “The Surge.” (Source)
These men and women possess unique and specialized skills, and are routinely among the best in their field.
Among them are seasoned combat veterans who cut their teeth by participating in joint special operations liked the Son Tay Prison Raid in Vietnam War which took place in 1970, long before JSOC was activated. (Source)
More recent members of the Command include active duty special operations veterans of all services who have successfully completed the toughest training regiments and demonstrated their mettle under the most challenging and difficult circumstances, including combat.
As a result, past and present members of JSOC have participated in all of our nation’s wars and contingency operations since it was activated in 1980.
Included among the places that military and civilian members of the Command have previously served are Desert One in Iran (1980), Grenada (1983), the Mediterranean Sea during the Achille Lauro hijacking (1985), Panama (1989), the Mideast during the Gulf War (1991), Somalia (1993), Haiti (1994), the Balkans (1996-2002), Afghanistan (2001-present), and Iraq (2003-present).
The Command is always decisively engaged in working to fulfill its charter and typically has members located throughout the world at any given time.
An incredibly busy Command, JSOC accomplished its assigned missions successfully in the face of expanding commitments largely due to the quality, dedication, and patriotism of its military and civilian members and the family members who support them.
Units Under JSOC:
United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (Formerly known as SEAL Team 6.)