Infantry: July 21, 2003

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The U.S. Army Special Forces is trying to expand their A-Teams from 12 to 14 men. The two new positions would specialize in sniping and controlling air strikes. Both jobs require the use of long range sensors (day/night sights). But theres a problem, in that the U.S. Air Force only wants its own personnel to call in air strikes. The air force also does not want to expand its air controller force to provide as many controllers as the Special Forces (and the rest of the Army) wants. The Special Operations Command will probably have to go right to the top (Secretary of Defense or President) to get the air force to loosen up on their air controller monopoly.

 


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