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Navy SEALs tell top House lawmaker they don't have enough combat rifles

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Navy SEALs tell top House lawmaker they don't have enough combat rifles
    Published March 07, 2016
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    FILE - In this May 14, 2009 file photo, Navy SEAL trainees carry inflatable boats at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in Coronado, Calif. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

    WASHINGTON – The tip of the spear may be losing its edge.

    Navy SEAL teams don't have enough combat rifles to go around, even as these highly trained forces are relied on more than ever to carry out counterterrorism operations and other secretive missions, according to SEALs who have confided in Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

    After SEALs return from a deployment, their rifles are given to other commandos who are shipping out, said Hunter, a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. This weapons carousel undercuts the "train like you fight" ethos of the U.S. special operations forces, they said.

    Hunter said he's been contacted by several SEALs, but he declined to provide further information about the weapons they use in order to protect their identities.

    U.S. military officials said they were looking into the issue.

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  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    "Congressman D. Baggs, D-MN, who has been begging to get on the Armed Services Committee since being elected in 2014, stated for the record, 'I don't get it. They're SEALS. They're probably taught to swim out to enemy ships and stick bombs underneath, kinda like those dolphins in the movies. Rifles? Hell, once their mission is complete, give them some fish, a ball and a couple of bike horns. I mean, sheesh, what are we running here? Now, since I checked Wikipedia about SEALS and have a VAST knowledge of this subject, can I PLEASE be on the Armed Services Committee?'"
     
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