Susan Schmidt, who did some

Susan Schmidt, who did some excellent reporting for the Washington Post on various Clinton scandals, is the co-author of this piece about the Pentagon’s new approach to the war on terror. Schmidt and Thomas Ricks report that the Pentagon will shift control of most of its war on terror to U.S. Special Operations Command. The shift is the result of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld’s view that the military needs to be more aggressive in capturing and killing Al Qaeda members. Rumsfeld is reportedly dissatsified with the performance of U.S. regional military commanders-in-chief. Thus, Special Operations Command, which traditionally trains and equips troops and then turns them over to other commanders, will directly oversee anti-terrorist operations around the world.


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