I've read every single chapter of the naruto manga.
And I'm lost.
It's all-out ninja war, all the ninja nations are united against a single threat.
I've yet to see Konoha's ANBU special forces and ROOT. ROOT may have disbanded since danzou's tongue sealing technique vanished and they may be apart of the normal ninja. However, AFAIK ANBU has not disbanded and are easily distinguishable by their animal mask faces.
Part of the reason Naruto and team were sent on many missions were because ANBU were busy tackling harder missions and protecting other things or what have you.
OK, so obviously they can't be too busy to participate in all-out-war. So where the hell are they? I always imagined that the ANBU were super-elite ninja (I mean hell, Itachi was recruited to be among them and we all know how good he is/was.) fighting force reserved for tactical strikes.
Has anyone spotted them? Can anyone please explain to me where they are/went?