• 20 years of fighting terrorism took a heavy toll but has helped prepare for a bigger fight, US special operators say

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    US Special Forces soldiers and Afghan National Interdiction Unit agents board CH-47 helicopters for an operation in Helmand province, September 12, 2016.
    US Army/Sgt. Connor Mendez
    The US military's special-operations forces have had an outsize role in the war on terror.
    Twenty years of fighting terrorists and militants have taken a heavy toll on those forces.
    Those years of combat also sharpened their skills, preparing them to take on more capable adversaries.
    For the past 20 years, US special operators have been on the frontline of the struggle against terrorism. Those special operators...
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