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Afghan commandos undertake a special mission to Texas to launch a wounded warrior program

Afghan commandos undertake a special mission to Texas to launch a wounded warrior program

Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Faiz Mohammad Wafa, left, and U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice discuss the state of Afghan special forces Nov. 24, 2013, during Rice's visit to Camp Commando near Kabul, Afghanistan. Wafa is the senior enlisted adviser for the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command. Michael J. Carden/U.S. Army JUNCTION, TEXAS — A group of Afghan commandos gathered in Texas earlier this month to prepare for a special mission: changing the hearts and minds of their own military and countrymen. Commandos are highly respected in Afghanistan, considered national heroes by many. But lose a limb, and the Afghan army has little use for them. Typically, the wounded soldiers are forced onto pensions or into the world to fend for themselves. That's what Command Sgt. Maj. Faiz Mohammad Wafa, the top enlisted leader for Afghanistan's special oper...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/afghan-commandos-undertake...

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