From Afghanistan to Somalia, Special Ops Achieves Less With More.
Train and deploy tens of thousands of people to be highly skilled cold killers. Bring them home and distribute them throughout society (including in domestic police forces). What could possibly go wrong?
Add the rising numbers of peoples around the world who have been uprooted and had their families and communities ravaged by these killers… again, what could possibly go wrong?
It is reasonable to claim that since 2001, the increased militization of US police, including war veterans trained to kill first and ask questions later, has resulted in over 6000 US combat deaths of US civilians. This is based on a previous combat death rate of less than 200 per year, and a current one of 1000 per year. This is a crude analysis, and other factors may have significant involvement, but it is far from a ridulous estimate.
There is another aspect to this. A large fraction of those 149 countries do not use US SFs in combat operations. Many of them are likely doing training to increase the capabilities of the local and US governments to crack down on the civilian populations of those countries.