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Special Forces

U.S. Commander Who Transformed Special Forces Steps Down

By Dan De Luce Washington (AFP) — The U.S. commander who helped place special operation forces at the forefront of the American military hung up his uniform, hailing a “golden age” for the elite commandos. Admiral William McRaven, 58, rose to prominence for his role in overseeing the successful 2011 raid by Navy SEALs that […]

August 29, 2014

U.S. May Send 100 Special Forces To Baghdad

Washington (AFP) – Washington may deploy 100 special forces troops to advise the Iraqi army in its defense of Baghdad from Sunni extremists but not initially to call in air strikes, U.S. officials said Thursday. President Barack Obama is “leaning” toward a limited course of action that would “embed” the commandos with Iraqi forces, one […]

June 19, 2014