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In Afghanistan, Special Operators Continue to Burn Both Ends of the Candle | The Cipher Brief

In Afghanistan, Special Operators Continue to Burn Both Ends of the Candle | The Cipher Brief

Things aren’t going so well in Afghanistan these days. The Obama administration plans to reduce America’s presence there by only about half as much as it originally intended, from the current level of 9,800 to 8,400 instead of 5,500 by the end of 2016. The administration also expanded the rules of engagement governing the armed forces’ ability to involve themselves in conflict and will allow U.S. forces to accompany the regular Afghan military into combat situations.

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