I’m continually amazed at the careless reporting of military news, potentially putting our troops in harms way simply to sell a story. Today there’s a second hand story on the Fox website which originated in the New York Times ; why doesn’t that surprise me?
“Anonymous U.S. officials cited by the Times said the order does allow for intelligence-gathering missions in Iran, which could lay the groundwork for possible military action if tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise.”
Next week the Times and Fox can list the names of operatives, their next of kin’s addresses and maybe throw in locations where supplies were dropped off. Hell, why not just send them coordinates via Google Earth so the enemy can download it onto their laptops in the field?
I wasn’t around during WWII but the first thoughts that came to mind were the war effort posters reminding everyone to show a little common sense. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Come on folks; learn to keep your big yaps shut!
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