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SOFEX 2012: German general warns of continued SOF need in Afghanistan

7th May 2012 - 14:25 GMT | by Andrew White in Amman, Jordan


NATO success in Afghanistan will be measured by the ability of indigenous forces to provide security for their country, the head of Germany's special operations forces (SOF) has proclaimed.

Addressing the Middle-East Special Operations Commanders (MESOC) conference in Amman, Maj Gen Jörg Vollmer, commander of the Special Operations Division, described the necessity to keep SOF units in place beyond the proposed drawdown in 2014  in order to 'help our Afghan partners provide security for their country'.

'Afghanistan has kept us busy for ten years and will do for another two years. But we still don't know when the door will

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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