Are "operators" just a meme?
People act like they're some elite supersoldiers. All the training in the world isn't going to stop you from getting killed by some 12 year old with an AK47 who hid in the wall with a peephole waiting for you to come in and spray you down
I understand that they're the best teams for doing secret missions or hostage rescue though, of course. It seems like most of their power just comes from teamwork.
The whole operator thing just seems so overblown. Like if you put one SAS or Delta operator versus one random taliban member with an AK inside a house, there's a pretty decent (20-30%) chance the operator is going to die just by getting unlucky. So it seems like total bullshit the stories I've heard of them running into buildings solo and taking out 10 terrorists or some shit