Despite Afghanistan Drawdown, TRANSCOM Demand Remains High

By Courtney Albon / December 4, 2014 at 6:42 PM
The concurrent efforts to draw down from Afghanistan, combat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and provide humanitarian assistance in the Ebola crisis have placed a unique, though not exorbitant, demand on U.S. Transportation Command to coordinate air, ground and sea-based mobility. Gen. Paul Selva, TRANSCOM commander, testified last spring at his nomination hearing that the command faced the possibility of a significantly diminished demand signal following the completion of the U.S. drawdown from Afghanistan. Selva told reporters...

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