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December 10, 2012

New Special Forces CIF Unit Stood Up In Response To Benghazi Attack?

Defense News recently released a story, U.S. Africa Command Finally Receives Special Ops Unit, which talks about the addition of a new U.S. direct action/quick reaction force unit to the region. The author bases his information on a recent December 3rd Q&A session at George Washington University by General Carter Ham, Commander of U.S. African Command (AFRICOM).

According to Defense News, the General speaks about the addition of a new Special Forces CIF team, or “commander’s in-extremis force”, under AFRICOM. He revealed the existence of this additional CIF team to his command allegedly in response to what happened in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012.

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  • Contagio   Not sure that there is much in here that hasn't already been fleshed out here but how quickly they put this BS out really smells......

  • Iassen Donov

    @JC2012  @AlexEnder  JC.. the Army and SOCOM allows Active Duty CAG operators to compete in Best Ranger. 95% of the material at consists of pictures of SF guys with their faces showing and most of the time their names in the caption.   There are airsofters out there that know about SOCOMs TTPs and SOPs - our military just like government is too transparent to hide anything aside from specific technologies and specific locations of missions.   Maybe the problem is on the inside.. and NOT the outside (SOFREP or other similar organizations)

  • Iassen Donov

    @JC2012 Brother, I never served with a CIF unit nor was I with a CIF unit so I am not privy to anything that goes on behind those doors. This write up was in response to a questionable article from Defense News regarding a new CIF unit assigned to Africa supposedly straight from General Ham's mouth. I watched the Ham interview and saw zero mention of anything CIF related. It was a dissection to, in my opinion, bad journalism. All my CIF knowledge comes from open source mediums and to be honest plenty info on CIF can be found in open conversations over at

  • jct95

    @Canopylight @JC2012 @AlexEnder For real?

  • JackMurphyRGR

    @jacktownbb Two more to go...