By Rand Paul
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Officials in the United States talking about the need to decrease combat operations in Afghanistan have been much more reticent to highlight one aspect of the drawdown: that plenty of U.S. advisers and mentors also are leaving.
This is not your daddy's Marine Corps. Or maybe it's just not your daddy's general. More likely, it's just not your daddy's commander in chief.
"We're handing over this part of the training," Maj. Gen. Mark Gurganus said. "We will continue to have security force assistance teams — out with the different battalions and brigades and with our police — that will continue to mentor, advise and train as we move forward toward the end of 2014 and potentially beyond."
Gen. Gurganus noted that a major barrier to additional training is finding the time to take Afghan soldiers out of combat.