Special ops to expand in Afghan war: US Admiral
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 21:24
Washington: A US admiral says special operations forces in Afghanistan are preparing for a possible expanded role as American forces begin to withdraw after a decade of war.

Bill McRaven, the special operations commander who led last year's Navy commando raid against Osama bin Laden, says the administration is considering handing more of the Afghan war responsibility to a senior special operations officer.

The plan calls for special operations forces to be the last to leave the country.

But he said no final decisions have been made. Special operations would combine targeting and training operations under the plan for an expanded role.


First Published: Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 21:24

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