Elite Military Forces Are Denied in Bid for Expansion

Elite Military Forces Are Denied in Bid for Expansion by Eric Schmitt of The New York Times.

In late April, the military’s Special Operations Command presented the State Department and Congress with an urgent request for new authority to train and equip security forces in places like Yemen and Kenya…

But in a rare rebuke to the admiral and his command, powerful House and Senate officials as well as the State Department, and ultimately the deputy cabinet-level aides who met at the White House on the issue on May 7, rejected the changes…

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