08 Aug '18, 10pm

Gap in Army adviser brigade deployments could create complications in Afghanistan

Gap in Army adviser brigade deployments could create complications in Afghanistan

The commander of U.S Central Command said he’s confident the next Army security force assistance brigade , or SFAB , will be ready to take the reins of the Afghan mission. But the SFAB that’s on the ground now in the war-torn country is slated to pack its bags and head for home sometime in November — potentially leaving a gap of several months, as the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade isn’t expected to deploy until early 2019, the Fayetteville Observer reported. It’s an uncommon turnover in a war zone where the military traditionally hands over operations to incoming units on the ground — sometimes referred to as a left seat, right seat ride — where new units are familiarized with their battlespace from an outgoing unit. “The U.S. Army really puts the emphasis on this idea of passing lessons learned and passing information,” Gen. Joseph Votel, the CENTCOM commander, to...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/08/08/gap-i...

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