Some Pentagon officials now want to formulate policy to encourage more daring commando raids, according to US military officials. They say a mix of special forces and conventional navy assets would be able to pinpoint pirate gangs on land and attack them once they moved on to water.More Cowbell!
"Whatever happened to punitive expeditions?" said a senior military official, who is involved in discussions about Somali strategy. "That used to be part of what we did."
The official contended there once was more of an appetite for such missions. President Bill Clinton in 1993 ordered the bombing of Iraq's intelligence headquarters in retaliation for an attempted assassination of former president George H.W. Bush, and president Ronald Reagan attacked Libya in 1986 for its alleged involvement in the terrorist bombing of a West Berlin disco.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Hmmmm .... in a sane world.