The Politics of Special Forces

Ep. 5 : CANSOFCOM: A Leader’s Perspective

Sept. 30, 2021

We are back from our extended summer hiatus! In this episode, Kevin and I were blessed to be able to speak with the Deputy Commander of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), Brigadier General Steven Hunter. Over the course of our conversation, we do a deep dive into the question of Special Operations Forces integration. The conversation looked at how CANSOFCOM works within the Canadian context, with allies, and with partners. Several key take aways included the idea that SOF never works alone and that expanding SOF capabilities is something that needs to be done carefully and the caution that growth can come at the expense of agility. neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.