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Past the hour they are fresh details now on a potential war plan and Afghanistan.
That might ease the transition for US forces getting ready to get out.
But top military officials -- to be mapping -- a strategy that would replace thousands of our troops.
With small special ops teams.
Houston -- on this live in Washington what is that plan mean Steve.
Well -- Small groups to view us special operations forces would team up under this plan with Afghans and they'd work to prevent the security vacuum after the big troop withdrawal -- coming up.
Now the overall campaign would still be led by the regular military for the special operations forces would help the Afghans hang on to gains made over the past several years.
While offering advice intelligence that back up.
According to associated flood crest of the plans being put forward by admiral bill -- -- the head of US special operations.
I've -- top commanders to come up -- draft proposal to present to the president.
As plans continue for a major troop draw down.
But officials stress this plan for a special ops forces is preliminary.
Nothing has yet been presented to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta or to the White House it's a big vast country how many special operations forces -- -- talking about Steve to do the -- this this rough calculation calls for about 6000 troops working in the communities along with Afghan forces but there would also be intelligence teams and conventional military involved.
All this to replace the existing structure which is rapidly changing.
By September the remaining surge forces will be coming home -- by the end of 2014 most other US troops will be out of Afghanistan so.
This is one plan for how to move forward in the new security climate.
Following the big US pull -- bills do that is a big issue one to watch and we shall Steve Centanni thank you live and --