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Pentagon decries lack of diversity in special forces

Pentagon decries lack of diversity in special forces

A Pentagon spokesman said the military’s elite forces need more diversity, and without, the nation’s security could very well be compromised.

“We don’t know where we will find ourselves in the future,” said Army Col. Michael Copenhaver, who’s published a paper on diversity among the special operating forces, USA Today reported. “One thing is for sure: We will find ourselves around the globe. And around the globe you have different cultural backgrounds everywhere. Having that kind of a diverse force can only increase your operational capability.”

The comments came as USA Today requested and received information on the diversity of special operations divisions that showed only eight of 753 Navy SEAL officers are black – one percent.
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