One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare
Linda Robinson. New York: Public Affairs, 2013. 336 pp. $28.99.
Reviewed by Dick Couch
It’s not easy to review a book by Linda Robinson on American special operations forces (SOF), even for a reviewer who has written more than a dozen books on the subject. She is quite literally an expert without peer when it comes to the issues of SOF policy and SOF force application. Few writers own such distinction, and those in government and the military want to know what she has to say. Robinson has influence. Indeed, when none other than Admiral Bill McRaven states that “Folks within the special operations community listen to Linda Robinson, and when they listen to her, I listen to them. . . .” That’s influence.