Pentagon says the US will provide support for the kinetic personnel strike force
Washington, DC–The United States will provide assistance to the kinetic combat force of the United States Armed Forces, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday.
The kinetic combat element of the US Armed Forces will support the joint operations with allied forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and the Central African Republic, according to a press release issued by the Department of Defense.
The force will support U.S. ground forces on the ground and will support military operations against terrorist threats, the press release said.
The force will also support counter-terrorism operations, the release said, adding that the kinetic strike force will provide the “effective and efficient” means of addressing global threats.
The Department of the Army announced on Monday that the first members of the kinetic force would be deployed to Afghanistan.
The first contingent will be deployed in February 2018, followed by the next contingent in December 2020.
The Army will provide logistical support to the Afghan forces, and will conduct special operations training.
The US Army’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will be responsible for the security and security-related responsibilities of the force.
The US Army also will provide training, equipment, and support for coalition partners.