posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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"CIA director Leon Panetta got into hot water with Congress, after he revealed an agency program to hunt down and kill terrorists. A recent report
from the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations University argues that the CIA didn’t go far enough (.pdf). Instead, it suggests the American
government should set up something like a “National Manhunting Agency” to go after jihadists, drug dealers, pirates and other enemies of the
America’s military, intelligence and law-enforcement agencies already devote thousands of people and billions of dollars to tracking down top
terrorists and insurgents. But even the most successful of these efforts — like going after Iraqi militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — have been
“ad hoc” efforts, with units cobbled together from different corners of the government. Report author and retired Lt. Col. George Crawford instead
would like to see a permanent group with clear authority, training, doctrine and technology to go after these dangerous individuals. These
“manhunting teams would be standing formations, trained to pursue their designated quarry relentlessly for as long as required to accomplish the
mission,” he writes."