It doesn't matter how much money or equipment or training you throw at a partner nation. They were ready to go against the Taliban with pick axes and whatever they could find in the tool shed.
Norman Schwarzkopf described Special Forces as "the eyes and ears" of the conventional forces and the "glue that held the coalition together." Green Berets in Afghanistan were instrumental in the fall of the Taliban.
They've also provided humanitarian assistance, trained indigenous forces and performed special reconnaissance missions around the world.
They were the first ground Soldiers of the war on terrorism following 9-11 and their mission was to destroy the Taliban regime and deny Al-Qaida sanctuary in Afghanistan.
Green Berets are historically some of the Army's toughest Soldiers.
Among the most essential components of such missions is relationship-building, the working with local allies to overthrow corrupt regimes like the Taliban.