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Increased Operational Demands On ‘U.S. Special Forces’ Is Putting Pressure On Funding Requirements

A U.S. Special Forces Soldier provides security during a clinic opening ceremony in Mya Neshin district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, June 1, 2013 130601-A-IS772-261
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A continuous, heavy reliance on the most elite U.S. forces is threatening to erode what many officials now see as an increasingly indispensable set of military capabilities. Already on the front lines in the battle against terror groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaida, U.S. special forces are increasingly being called upon to help combat a…