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The US wants to expand foreign troop training

But many questions remain unanswered after a Saudi pilot student went on a shooting rampage at a US military base

The USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Photo: Patrick Nichols / US Navy / AFP

By STEPHEN BRYEN

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper wants to expand the US Foreign Military Training program, but has almost no idea how to protect the trainees or the surrounding communities.

Nor has the Defense Secretary either sought or received a report on the problems and dangers that may be inherent in the foreign military training program or even if the program always supports US foreign policy objectives.

Questions are now being asked about the program after a shooting at a military base in Florida left three dead, but most of the questions remain unanswered.  Read More…