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CIA Takes More Aggressive Role in Afghanistan

CIA Takes More Aggressive Role in Afghanistan”

The expanded assignments signal a shift in strategy at the CIA under its new director, Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoChelsea Manning says she won't be "intimidated" by CIA Reports: CIA denies Senate Judiciary access to material on Russian interference Grassley meets Rosenstein amid tensions over probes MORE, according to two senior USA officials who spoke with the Times.

These CIA missions will reportedly include both paramilitary personnel of the CIA along with US special operations forces detailed to the agency for specific missions.

According to The New York Times, the CIA has shifted its focus from the fight against Al Qaeda terrorist group and assistance to the Afghan intelligence services to the fight against Taliban.

The agency's new role is aligned with its new director's, Mike Pompeo, view that the CIA must take a proactive role in conducting large-scale counterinsurgencies across the world. You pick the word. "This is unforgiving, relentless...we have to be focused on crushing our enemies". This may reflect the agency's role in a new US strategy on Afghanistan, which has been recently presented by US President Donald Trump, the publication said.

But Trump said in August that he would loosen restrictions on hunting down militants. Previously, the teams conducted its operations in Afghanistan's southern provinces and near its mountainous border with Pakistan in the northeast, according to the Times. "They mind if there's 50,000 USA troops there".



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