ONE of the world's most powerful military commanders has ranked Australian special forces soldiers as among the best he has seen and wants them to play an increasing role in global security.
Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces Europe, US Admiral James Stavridis, said Australia was now in the top tier of alliance partners and its niche military capabilities served as a model for future operations...http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/n...-1226629617361... "When I look at the specifics of what Australia has done in Afghanistan, it really is quite extraordinary, it goes from difficult challenging combat roles in Uruzgan, to training and advising. It is the model for the rest of the transition.
"Some of the areas I think Australia is very strong in are special operations.
"You have one of the top forces in the world.
"And the training and mentoring in Uruzgan was particularly valuable."