Friday, August 19, 2016

SOF Burning the candle at both ends

Now even the "economy plan" SOF is running out of munnie ... still going from bad to worse.

For those not involved in counterterrorism missions, the main issue affecting SOF, ironically enough, is a lack of resources. 
As SOF are asked to do more while the number of overall troops declines, their operational effectiveness will be impacted as well. The tragic attack on a Médicins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Kunduz in the fall of 2015 is a case in point. As soldiers become more fatigued, their judgment—like that of any person—becomes cloudier and more confused, 
the likelihood that such scenarios will take place in the future will only increase as SOF are tasked with more responsibilities and equipped with fewer resources than they had in the past. 
The pattern of over-reliance on SOF is not limited to Afghanistan.

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