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Special forces’ sacrifice must be remembered | Washington Times
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Special forces’ sacrifice must be remembered | Washington Times

Memorial Day is set aside for us to remember those who have fallen in defense of our country. This year’s observance should remind us that too many of us pay too little attention to the war that erupted on 9/11 in which Americans are still fighting, and sometimes dying, in many places around the world.

Army Gen. Ray Thomas, commander of Special Operations Command (SOCOM) told the Senate Armed Services Committee a few weeks ago that about 8,000 special operations troops — Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Green Berets, as well as Air Force and Marine Corps special operators — are deployed in 80 countries around the world.

Our special forces are fighting terrorists, training friendly forces and, Gen. Thomas said, are engaged in a wide variety of other actions ranging from, “countering Russian aggression to preparing for contingencies in Korea.”

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