The Obama administration has changed the spending focus on military spending in a troubling way. Here is a good summary of what is happening from the WSJ: U.S. Boosts Ranks of Elite Forces.
The lead graf notes: “WASHINGTON—The Obama administration has been secretly building up its ranks of hunter-killer commandos, such as the Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden.
Since 2009, the U.S. has boosted the number of strike teams in Afghanistan from four to 20, each with 10 to 100 men. These and other special-operations forces have carried out thousands of raids in the past year, officials said, killing about 3,200 insurgents and capturing approximately 8,000 more.”
Not to put too fine a point on it, the U.S. government is now training professional assassination teams.
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