Wednesday, March 28, 2007

General McCaffrey: Special operations forces have scored 300 'takedowns' in Iraq

U.S. "black" special operations forces in Iraq have conducted as many as 300 "takedown" operations, an activity that an influential retired general calls "simply magic."

The assessment appears in an eight-page trip report written by retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, an adjunct professor at West Point, consultant and frequent television commentator, who recently toured Iraq and Kuwait and met with U.S. commanders at all levels.

Buried in the candid assessment of the war and its prospects is a rare reference to what the U.S. government euphemistically calls Other Coalition Forces-Iraq (OCF-I), the group of clandestine special operators who operate semi-independently in pursuit of high value targets.

Read the rest at the Washington Post

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