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Special Operations commander: More troops would aid Afghanistan fight | The Washington Post
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Special Operations commander: More troops would aid Afghanistan fight | The Washington Post

A decision to send additional American troops to Afghanistan, a possibility now being considered by the Trump White House, would provide a welcome boost to Special Operations activities there, a senior military official said Thursday.

Army Gen. Raymond A. “Tony” Thomas III, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), said that while no additional Special Operations troops are currently required, the introduction of more conventional troops, whose mission is focused on advising and supporting Afghan forces, would indirectly help special operators, who are tasked chiefly with tracking down al-Qaeda and other extremist fighters in a separate counterterrorism mission.

Source: Special Operations commander: More troops would aid Afghanistan fight – The Washington Post