Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Specialized Expeditionary Targeting Force (SETF)? What the fuck is that?

via CNN
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Tuesday that the U.S. military will send "a specialized expeditionary targeting force" aimed at conducting more raids in Iraq.
A U.S. official tells CNN that decision means that there will be additional U.S. Special Operation forces on the ground in Iraq to fight ISIS.
Carter made the remarks testifying before the House Armed Services Committee.
"Next, in full coordination with the Government of Iraq, we're deploying a specialized expeditionary targeting force to assist Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and to put even more pressure on ISIL," Carter said. "These special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence, and capture ISIL leaders."
First.  FUCK!  Cut it out Pentagon!  You're not impressing with all this word sausage you're developing.  Stop with the bullshit please!

Second.  A specialized expeditionary targeting force, that will conduct raids, gather intel and capture ISIS leaders?  That could be any unit in SOCOM.

Last.  Am I the only one that is worried that these guys could get baited into a trap and suddenly we're seeing SOCOM personnel lined up on a beach getting their throats slit?

This is a bad idea and has hints of the Vietnam war.  If past is prologue then we're gonna see Marines deployed to support these operations...right before we start sending in Army divisions.  Yeah.  This is a terrible idea.

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