U.S. Forces Command CSM Michael Grinston on inadequate training.
IDF Preps for Next Gaza Flotilla
The Navy published Thursday footage from a drill by commandoes in preparation for the "freedom flotilla" to Gaza, scheduled to depart in the coming days. Various units joined the naval commando unit Shayetet 13 in a drill designed to stop any ship that attempts to breach the naval blockade on the Strip. The footage shows unprecedented use of high-powered water hoses aimed at vessels simulating flotilla ships. The tactic, which was not used against the first flotilla in May 2010, joined the Navy's arsenal in a bid stop advancing vessels. The published footage does not show a raid on the vessels, but the IDF says troops also practised such scenario Wednesday.