Saturday, August 28, 2010

Today's moment of Duh.....

War Demands Compromise Hunt for Deadliest Weapons, Top U.S. Commander Says

The effort to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists has been slowed by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the head of U.S. special forces. 

Fewer elite commandos are available for the hunt and their expertise has been degraded by “the decreased level of training,” Admiral Eric Olson said. They now have only a “limited” capability for this mission, he said.
Meanwhile, the threat of extremists acquiring and using chemical, biological or nuclear arms “is greater now than at any other time in history,” Olson told the Senate Armed Services Committee in a written response to a question posed by lawmakers after a hearing March 16 on his command’s budget.

1 comment:

  1. That level of training is endemic, in all branches, and all the way to the top. 3 of my sons are career military and they all complain about it. Jim in particular who is an EOD leader at the top. Too many are burning out! We use too many civilians too. This is a bad situation when you realize this has barely begun. This is the worst time for us too.


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