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The Perils of a Small Footprint | commentary

The Perils of a Small Footprint | commentary

To a degree that is surprising, impressive, and dismaying in equal measure, the brunt of the battle against ISIS, the Taliban, and other terrorist foes is being borne by a relatively tiny number of Special Operations Forces of various nationalities. Iraq and Afghanistan are especially reliant on these elite forces.

As this Washington Post article noted, by far the most effective military forces at Kabul’s command are the Commandos, approximately 11,000 strong.

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