16 Feb '17, 8pm

Army Builds Advisor Brigades: Counterinsurgency Is Here To Stay

Army Builds Advisor Brigades: Counterinsurgency Is Here To Stay

82nd Airborne soldiers train Iraqis to fire on the move WASHINGTON: After a decade of debate , the US Army is finally creating permanent units dedicated to advising foreign forces . The six new Security Force Assistance Brigades will be a marked departure from the ad hoc training teams used throughout the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq . They would also be well suited to build up local allies to take down the Islamic State , which the Trump Administration has made its top priority. The advisor brigade initiative predates Trump, however: Gen. Mark Milley floated the idea publicly in 2015, in his first months as Army Chief of Staff . But the Army’s had a lot to think about, from the war in Ukraine to wargames in Pacific . That Milley would still push this plan through, and that the service would allocate about 3,000 of its most experienced troops to the six advisor brigades, s...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2017/02/army-builds-advisor-br...

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