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Discussion in 'Military Equipment, Service and Technology' started by JBigjake, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. JBigjake

    JBigjake Member+

    Nov 16, 2003
    "With all its spy satellites and aerial drones, killer commandos and millions in reward money, why can't the world's greatest superpower find a middle-aged, possibly ill, religious fanatic with a medieval mind-set? The short answer, sometimes overlooked, is that good, real-time intelligence about the enemy is hard to come by in any war, and manhunts are almost always difficult, especially if the fugitive can vanish into a remote region with a sympathetic population. (Think how long—five years—it took the FBI to track down Eric Rudolph, the Atlanta Olympic bomber, in the wilds of North Carolina.)"
    The article goes on to describe political & bureaucratic problems which have stymied asymetric military "snake eaters" from quick action.

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