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Security expert recommends UN 'Reconnaissance In Force'

February 08, 2003

According to Robert David Steele, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. national security community, founder of OSS.NET, and author of two books on intelligence reform, the Bush Administration should be required by Congress and its public to withdraw from an undeclared war plan against Iraq and instead support, with armed force and robust aerial reconnaissance, a 2,500 person United Nations Inspection Team that can serve as a "reconnaissance in force" over the course of the next year.

"If this Administration does not come to its senses and refocus its energy on expelling suicidal militant Islamic terrorists from the U.S., where 53 distinct nodes in 31 specific US cities have been identified in Steve Emerson's AMERICAN JIHAD: The Terrorists Living Among Us, then it will be in betrayal of the public trust-failing to clean up our Homeland while simultaneously inflaming not just the Middle East, but the larger and as of now largely secular Muslim populations of Indonesia, Malaysia, and India. No foreign wars are advisable in a 9-11 era unless the homefront is first made safe."

"The Administration is correct to be concerned-the Germans and Indians as well as the Americans have helped Iraq create bio-chemical capabilities over time-but appears completely oblivious to the fact that there is a stable middle-ground where Iraq can be compelled, as France suggests, to accept a much larger UN inspection effort -- a force of no fewer than 2,500, with all of the U2, long-loiter air-breather, UAV, and mobile ground patrolling assets that are required to systematically search Iraq grid by grid. In the year that it will take for this force to achieve its objectives, the US can focus on its own homeland security."

Source OSS.net


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