LOSING TIME: Supporting Special Operators
|“Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.” - Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
Supporting Special Operators
America has been at war for more than 16 years. During that time, many of our operations have depended heavily on special operations forces. As a result, SOF are experiencing many of the same readiness challenges as the military at large.
Under the CR, SOF readiness is degraded due to reductions in training and non-combat related maintenance and sustainment activities. DOD is unable to begin or continue uninterrupted work on critical contracts including additional ISR platforms, rotary-wing aircraft, and the next generation SEAL Delivery Vehicle.
The NDAA provides over $800 million in additional funding above the current CR levels to begin the restoration of readiness shortfalls within the full spectrum of Special Operations mission sets.