The United States must reach an accord with Russia and China for a stable and peaceful world, a former US foreign policy adviser and diplomat says.
James Jatras made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday while commenting on a report which says the United States plans to sharply reduce the number of American Special Operations forces in Africa as part of a new Pentagon strategy that focuses on countering “rising threats” from Russia and China.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis has ordered a review of America’s elite commando missions in recent weeks which could see counterterrorism forces in Africa slashed by as much as half over the next three years, The New York Times reported on Monday.
The review was issued amid an ongoing assessment of Special Operations forces worldwide after four American service members were killed during an ambush in Niger last year.
The US has currently more than 7,300 Special Operations troops…