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

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About the Event

Oppose Any Foe MoyarBorn as small appendages to the conventional armies of World War II, the Special Operations Forces have grown into a behemoth of 70,000 troops, including Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces, Air Force Night Stalkers, Special Operations Marines, Rangers, and Delta Force. Moyar’s book is the first comprehensive history of these special warriors and their daring missions. Moyar is author of several critically acclaimed books, among them, Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq (Yale University Press, 2009). His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications.

Books will be available for purchase at this event. 



123 S. Broad St, Suite 1920
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19109


Free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Lunch immediately following exclusively for FPRI Members at the $500 level and above. 

Register for this event. 

For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112.


Mark Moyar

Mark Moyar - Dr. Mark Moyar, an FPRI Senior Fellow, currently serves on the faculty of the U.S. Joint Special Operations University.