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The FBI disclosed that it has tracked over 100 cases of Islamic extremists within the US military. As of December 2011, when the tally was compiled, about a dozen of those cases were considered serious enough to reach the stage of "full investigation." Over 30 plots against military facilities on US soil have been foiled and prosecuted since 2001.
Over 3,000 US troops will begin supporting missions in Africa in 2013 on an 'as needed' basis for specific deployments, as part of the US military's "regional alignment concept." The rotational model, which aims to supply soldiers for brief, training-oriented missions, will be tested in Africa and is being considered for other commands, including Europe and the Asia-Pacific.
A US military investigation recommended that as many as seven US military personnel involved in the burning of Korans at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan face possible administrative, but not criminal, charges. An earlier joint US-Afghan investigation found that the texts had been mistakenly put in burn bags after they were confiscated from prisoners suspected of using them to convey extremist messages.