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Special Operations: What New Powers They Need From Congress & Pentagon

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: America’s commandos have been darlings of the Congress, Pentagon, and the media since 9/11. Now, as Special Operations Forces reorient from Iraq and Afghanistan to lower-profile missions worldwide in places like Mali, they will need new sources of funding and new legal authorities — changes that may rub both Congress and the four armed… Keep reading →

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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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