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Military officials say they will be able to respond to terrorism threats in Afghanistan even without troops on the ground there, but details are scarce.
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DoD officials: Irregular warfare will no longer suffer a ‘boom-bust’ cycle in eras of great power competition
The Defense Department doesn’t want to lose its irregular warfare edge, honed through more than a decade of conflict across the Middle East, even as it directs its armed forces to refocus on state-level adversaries.
In the past three months, U.S. Central Command has launched 17 airstrikes targeting al-Qaida across Yemen, the command announced this week.
The 101st Airborne Division unfurled its colors at Bagram Airfield, Sunday, marking the start of the unit’s fourth Afghanistan deployment in the last decade.
Iraq’s most coveted special forces unit suffered a nearly 40 percent casualty rate in its drive to liberate the dense city of over one million inhabitants, according to a U.S. Defense Department budget request seeking funds to help rebuild and equip the specialized unit.
By Shawn Snow