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Special Operations: Benghazi Aftermath | Strategy Page

Special Operations: Benghazi Aftermath | Strategy Page

There was one interesting response to the September 2012 incident in Benghazi (Libya) where Islamic terrorists attacked American diplomats, and managed to kill the U.S. ambassador mainly because there was no American military forces in the region that could reach Libya in time. A quick reaction force was created to deal with any similar incident in the future. Since 2013 the quick reaction force, consisting mostly of marines, has grown to over 2,000 personnel stationed in numerous bases (and sometimes at sea) fr0m Spain to Pakistan. Initially this force was known as SPMAGTF-CR-AF (Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task ­Force-Crisis Response-Africa).

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