Tuesday, November 25, 2014
UK SAS to Remain in Afghanistan
News reports indicate that the Brits are not leaving entirely! While they have (along with the U.S. Marines) vacated Helmand province they will still be engaged elsewhere. Certainly they will be found in the staff at ISAF and the regional TAACs as well as at "Sandhurst in the Sand". In addition, the Special Air Service (SAS) will continue to work along side U.S. special operations forces to conduct counter-terrorism operations. It is anticipated that about 100 SAS troops and military intel types will remain. See "SAS to remain in Afghanistan to target al-Qaeda", The Telegraph, November 14, 2014.