U.S. Pushes Allies for More Special Ops?

US pushes other countries for special operators in Islamic State fight.

Marine Corp Gen Joseph F Dunford
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As Written by Chris Church for Stars and Stripes: 

MANAMA, Bahrain — Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said Monday that special operators from other countries may be joining in the fight against the Islamic State group.

“Although I can’t talk to you about the countries right now, because we are still in the process of discussing with them, we have a number of other countries that we are working with right now to provide additional special operations in Syria and Iraq,” Dunford said at a stop in Bahrain during a USO tour of U.S. installations in several countries.

Service members he’s met along the way recognize the nature of the threat and have expressed their eagerness to do battle, he said.

“I had dinner with two sailors and about six Marines from FAST Company, and what they wanted to know is when do we need them to get in the fight,” Dunford said. “They say, ‘Hey sir, what do you need us to do? We are ready to do it.’”

Dunford told Stars and Stripes in an interview …..



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