Increasing demands stretching U.S. Special Forces too thin.

The military commander who directed the raid that killed Osama…

The military commander who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is now warning that increasing demands on special forces is hindering training and combat readiness.

In a hearing Tuesday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Vice Adm. William McRaven told lawmakers that increasing demand for elite forces around the world is shortening time between deployments, both slicing into valuable training time, and placing a heavier burden on forces and their families. McRaven stressed that the current level of overseas presence is unsustainable.

“The resulting pressure on the force and our families is too great, and the pressure is creating a dramatic effect on our readiness,” McRaven said. He also emphasized that the quick turnaround between deployments is limiting language and cultural training.

Source: KKTV

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