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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Navy Adm. William Mcraven
The Navy's top SEAL says he fully supports the Pentagon's decision to integrate women into special operations, adding that his command will assess during the "next couple of years how we're going to do that."
The commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said Tuesday that his unit's budget would lose $1 billion this year as a result of the defense budget stalemate in Washington.
Top terrorism analysts in Washington have echoed the assessment, as have senior U.S. military officials such as Navy Adm. William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, who last week told the House Committee on Armed Services that Boko Haram is "beginning to conflate with [al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb] in North Africa."
"It has always been difficult for us in some countries to have a persistent presences, and Mali's a case in point. We've had an episodic presence," he said, adding that he wasn't sure whether a more sustained presence in the West African would have made a big difference.