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Special Ops Commander Demands Pentagon Stop Exposing Operations

President Obama’s nominee to head U.S. Central Command recently penned a memo to Defense Secretary Ash Carter demanding that the Pentagon stop discussing the operations of elite American troops.

Foreign Policy, which obtained an excerpt of the memo, reported that Gen. Joseph Votel, currently the chief of U.S. Special Operations Command, wrote the December 8 memo to express concern about the Obama administration’s exposure of special operations forces’ activities.

“I am concerned with increased public exposure of SOF activities and operations, and I assess that it is time to get our forces back into the shadows,” Votel wrote to Carter.

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/special-ops-commander-demands-pentagon-stop-exposing-operations/

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U.S. Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel listens in front of an Afghan national flag during a meeting with Afghan officials in an Afghan military base in Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, Feb. 24, 2007. Attacks in eastern Afghanistan have dropped off compared to last year, a top U.S. general said Sunday, expressing optimism that if there is a spring offensive this year, it will be led by Afghan and coalition forces. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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