This is not enough. We simply shouldn’t have them here. If we are to train foreign military, let’s do it with teams in their home countries. Not only that, but the following story indicates that the vetting of these “students” has been handled by their home countries, not by us. How idiotic is that?
As an aside, we also have to eliminate the restriction on our troops being armed on base. It has been clear since the 2009 Ft Hood terrorist attack that our troops must be armed. If our troop shad been armed during the Pensacola shooting, now declared a terror attack, fewer people would have been killed and injured.
The Department of Defense announced Thursday that it plans to update the vetting process for foreign military students “in the coming days.”
According to a DoD press release, Defense secretary Mark Esper will visit Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida on Jan. 22 and 23 to update air station leaders on the new vetting and security procedures following the Dec. 6 shooting by a military student from Saudi Arabia.
According to Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, vetting of military students was previously handled by the home country of the students, but the Pentagon is considering using its own resources to vet candidates for the international training program.