Skip to comments.Commander: Special ops to lose $1 billion
Posted on 01/29/2013 8:52:19 PM PST by Nachum
The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said Tuesday that his units budget would lose $1 billion this year as a result of the defense budget stalemate in Washington. During an annual National Defense Industrial Association conference for special operators, Navy Adm. William McRaven noted that the Defense Department is operating on a continuing resolution, which limits spending to 2012 levels, even as automatic, across-the-board spending cuts called sequestration are set to begin March 1. The continuing resolution
in all honesty puts a greater constraint on us than sequester
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Another case of journalistic malpractice: the article fails to note whether this billion is coming off a budget of three million or thirty million or what.
A community that was long comprised of a few specialized units that most people knew very little about has since grown into a large hodgepodge of high-priced assets competing for manpower, funding, training assets - and work. And that small community of tight-lipped professionals has devolved into a circus of showboating publicity hounds, now gone Hollywood. Admiral McRaven is their attention loving champion.
Let's not be fooled for a minute. The Defense Department is every bit as bloated as the rest of the federal government, and can stand a diet.
Just great :(