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Withdrawing Troops To Be Replaced By Special Forces (Afghanistan)
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Withdrawing Troops To Be Replaced By Special Forces


'Mini-surge' of U.S. Special Forces to hit Afghanistan
Published: July 4, 2011

U.S. military leaders are working to replace some of the exiting American conventional forces from Afghanistan with a "mini-surge" of U.S. Special Forces, a measure to soothe commanders' fears that the withdrawal of troops might put at risk military gains, according to the Times out of Australia.

Military sources told The Times that 16 special operations personnel are considered to be worth the equivalent of 100 conventional troops.

In June, President Obama announced plans to withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year. The remainder of the surge troops, about 23,000, would be withdrawn in 2012, leaving about 70,000 troops in Afghanistan until 2014.

Defense analysts have said of late that the reduction of conventional troops likely will place a heavier burden on clandestine units, such as SEALs, and Army Rangers and Green Berets.

The Times reports there are more than 7,000 U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan and about 3,000 in Iraq, with many of the latter expected to be moved to Afghanistan.


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[The replacement will be based on the following ratio: "16 special operations personnel are considered to be worth the equivalent of 100 conventional troops."]
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Gee, who ever could have forseen this?
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Quote:Defense analysts have said of late that the reduction of conventional troops likely will place a heavier burden on clandestine units, such as SEALs, and Army Rangers and Green Berets.

Special Forces?

Or implausibly deniable PMC Dogs of War? Mercs hired through Krusader Kompanies such as Blackwater's Bastard Offspring?
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Manhunters...
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