General is ordering study of military's special forces community after criminal against troops

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General Richard Clarke orders an in-depth study of the army's special forces community amid a series of alleged misconduct that has drawn attention to the normally secretive world of US elite fighting forces.

Clarke said the review would look at how special operators are recruited, trained and trained and how units deal with ethical failures.

The review was commissioned on Friday and is expected to be completed in November. The survey will see two teams created.

The first will include military leaders - some of whom will be in the Special Operations Command - who will form an advisory group. The second will be a review committee composed of members of the various military branches of the command.

To maintain an independent point of view, members of the Army Special Operations Command can gather information about the Navy SEALs, McGraw said. The review committee will then report back to the advisory committee.

Former Green Beret major Matthew Golsteyn should be tried for the murder of an alleged unarmed Taliban bomb maker in Afghanistan nearly a decade ago.

This review will be the second scheduled by the Special Operations Command Directorate this year. Former General Tony Thomas ordered an internal review before his retirement in March.