Going Hunting

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 2, 2009 at 5:00 AM

Here's a novel idea from a Joint Special Operations University report: Establish something like a "National Manhunting Agency."

Such a focused organization would counter the U.S. government's tendency for mere "ad hoc" operations when it comes to killing or capturing terrorists and criminals, argues report author George Crawford, a former military interrogator who now does consulting for a "client in the Washington, DC, area."

So important are quality "manhunting" skills that they should, in fact, be seen as a critical instrument of national power, the author argues.

Of course, the business requires swift action. Unfortunately, the author finds that the "glacial progress of national affairs" and the "tectonic pace" with which the international community moves are a bit of an impediment.

The solution could be some sort of quasi-official international coalition, according to the report. "A strategic-international organization could be facilitated by a treaty-level document or accord that would allow enforcement of international manhunting-related law," the report proposes.

We'll have to look that one up -- "international manhunting-related law."