The Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is a subordinate command of Special Operations Command. The confusion in naming ought to be straightened out. JSOC commands the counter-terrorist commando forces. The Delta force, Navy SEAL Team Six, etc. There are aviation assets, intellligence collection and fused analysis centers, et. This is a very specialized group of forces. JSOC exists for one reason only. That is to kill or capture purely terrorist enemies of the United States. Imagine a SWAT team on a global basis. JSOC has little relevance to warfare of any other kind. The people in it do not like to be called "soldiers." They like to be called "operators. That's fine with me. Over the last seven years these very specialized "operators" have killed or captured their way through most of the high value Islamic terrorist targets in Iraq and Afghanistan. What is left is warfare against semi-Islamist tribals or politicians and their militias. Those are suitable targets for conventional forces, COIN enthusiasts or Green Berets like I once was. You, know, people who like foreigners as something other than targets.
JSOC appears to be running out of "high value targets," in the places where they have been used so successfully. They can continue in places like Yemen and Somalia but they should be given something really useful to fo.
I suggest that they should be unleashed on the Mexican drug cartels. Kill or capture. Kill or capture. Those should be the instructions. The legal niceties could be "cleaned up" through arrest or execution warrants. On the other hand, maybe that is not necessary if recent history is a guide.
I suggest a special federal court for this purpose.
This is not irony. These druggies deserve that we should send them "the very best." pl