The U.S. Army said today (April 27, 2017) that it is sending an additional 1,500 troops to Afghanistan in order to support the war effort there, known as Operation Freedom's Sentinel, according to the Daily Beast website.
"Since spearheading [World War II] allied assaults in Sicily and Anzio in 1943, the Devil Brigade has accomplished its missions through disciplined initiative," said the unit's commander, Col. Tony Magsig.
He added: "The same endures today. The 'Devils in Baggy Pants' are well-trained, well-equipped, and ready to assist our Afghan partners as part of the Resolute Support mission."
Earlier today, the Pentagon announced that two U.S. Special Forces soldiers were killed in a joint U.S.-Afghan operation to counter Islamic State (IS) troops.