Special ops to expand in Afghan war: US Admiral

A US admiral says special operations forces in Afghanistan are preparing for a possible expanded role.

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.

PTI

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