Monday, March 20, 2017

Trump Administration to Rely on Special Operations Forces in Africa

The New York Times published on 19 March 2017 an article titled "Using Special Forces Against Terrorism, Trump Seeks to Avoid Big Ground Wars" by Eric Schmitt.

In Africa, about one-third of the nearly 6,000 American troops are Special Operations forces. So far, the Trump administration is following the Bush and Obama administrations by relying primarily on U.S. Special Operations forces to counter terrorist threats but giving the Pentagon more latitude.

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