Congress is being warned that the U.S. Special Operations Forces have become an “easy button” for multiple presidential administrations to push when a problem develops around the world – but that they are “fraying” because of overuse, explains a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The report comes from the Congressional Research Office, which pointed out those forces have more than doubled from 33,000 in 2001 to about 70,000 now, with plans for expansion by another 1,000.
They currently are deployed across 90 countries.
“In one country alone – Afghanistan – joint U.S. SOF conducted 2,175 ground operations where they advised and assisted Afghan commandos from June 1 to November 24, 2017 – an almost six-month period. In 2017, DOD reportedly moved more than 15 percent of its deployed SOF to assist African militaries, up from 1 percent in 2006, for a total of about 1,200 deployed