Pentagon Command Structure Shifts for Terror Fight

Posted June 9, 2016 at 9:08am

The Wall Street Journal reports that “the Pentagon is about to restructure the way it fights Islamic State and other terror threats, deepening its reliance on the U.S. Special Operations Command, whose forces have carried out some of the most prominent U.S. military missions in recent years, defense officials said.”  

“The move is designed to modernize the U.S. fighting effort and to better coordinate limited resources, including drones, intelligence, troops and funding, the defense officials said.”  

“The new approach also reflects a recognition that the long-term challenge posed by Islamic State and other networks are global and not well-suited to the geographical boundaries defined by the Pentagon and its regional combatant commands, defense officials said.”