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Documents Show U.S. Military Expands Reach of Special Operations Programs | The Intercept

Documents Show U.S. Military Expands Reach of Special Operations Programs | The Intercept

The United States is spending more money on more missions to send more elite U.S. forces to train alongside more foreign counterparts in more countries around the world, according to documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.

Under the Joint Combined Exchange Training program, which is designed to train America’s special operators in a variety of missions from “foreign internal defense” to “unconventional warfare” — U.S. troops carried out approximately one mission every two days in 2014, the latest year covered by the recently released documents.

Source: Documents Show U.S. Military Expands Reach of Special Operations Programs