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Mac Thornberry: Congress Must Empower Special Operations – EXCLUSIVE

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

WASHINGTON: Tomorrow morning, overshadowed by sequestration, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a rare full-committee hearing on a topic that would normally be high-profile, even explosive: whether to give the Defense Department, and especially its elite special operators, broader legal authority to work with foreign forces worldwide, from Colombia to Mali to the Philippines.… Keep reading →

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Special Operators Try Again To Get More Dough, Control; Battles Likely With Hill And JCS

Posted by Otto Kreisher on

WASHINGTON: After a decade of war in which they played a key role and were rewarded with a doubling of their forces and budget, Special Operations leaders want still more — more people, more money and more authority to decide where their troops go and what they do. Those goals are likely to clash with… Keep reading →

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