25 septembrie 2019

More U.S. Commandos Are Fighting Invisible Wars in the Middle East

theintercept.com

The percentage of commandos deployed to the Middle East is on the rise, according to new statistics provided to The Intercept by U.S. Special Operations Command. On average, more than 4,000 Special Operations forces — Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and Marine Corps Raiders among them — are deployed to the region each week, more than anywhere else in the world. The increase comes at a time when the United States is apparently planning a troop drawdown in Afghanistan, despite a peace agreement [...]