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Expanded Special Operations Training Missions Nixed For Yemen, Kenya, Elsewhere

June 05 2012


Top leaders in the U.S. Congress and Dept. of State have quietly denied a request from the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to expand its training efforts, reports the New York Times.

Adm. William McRaven, the SOCOM commander, in April requested authority to train and equip security forces in places like Kenya and Yemen. According to the sources cited by the Times, the request was turned down in early May.

The request included $25 million to buy uniforms, build barracks and...

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