Draft Policy Bolsters Key Role for SOCOM in Security Force Assistance

By Sebastian Sprenger / December 18, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Defense Department officials are close to unveiling a key policy document governing the training and advising of foreign security forces as part of a far-reaching push to translate into formal guidance the lessons from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars before the end of the Bush administration, according to documents and sources. The draft instruction, "Relationships and Responsibilities for Security Force Assistance across the Department of Defense," seeks to codify a key policy goal advocated by Pentagon leaders in recent years:...

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