"Olson agreed with the White House's newly announced policy to strike terrorists through focused action rather than full-scale invasion, preferably by training and working with the host country's forces. He cautioned against thinking raids would solve all U.S. foreign policy problems." AP
Admiral Olson is the commander of Special Operations Command, the multi service major command that runs all the military counterterrorist (CT) commando units and their associated intelligence activities.
The CIA has its own "thing" in this field, much smaller, but obviously better. Just ask them or their flacks in the media. They will be glad to tell you all about it.
Olson is not in the COIN business. The COIN cult calls for wresting control of whole populations away from insurgents through a variety of positive and negative enducements.
Olson is in the business of killing terrorists and destroying their ability to launch raids against "point" target in the US and/or against friendly countries. He wages an undeclared war aganst those who some group of people in the executive branch of the US government believe to be dangerous enemies.
It appears that Admiral Olson sees his mission as bounded only by executive decision as to who is a terrorist.
Does this bother anyone here other than me? pl