Personnel Recovery: The Risk of Cuts

Spending cuts could ultimately cost lives.

Personnel Recovery: The Risk of Cutting “Insurance” Cover

By Andrew Drwiega, International Bureau Chief

With the reduction in general defense spending now slicing capability from virtually every area across the military spectrum, the skills and dedicated assets of personnel recovery (PR) and combat search and rescue (CSAR) forces appear to be easy pickings when it comes to saving money.

Speakers at IQPC Defense’s Joint Personnel Recovery conference held in London between Dec. 19-20, 2014 were broadly in agreement that this particular area of military specialization was one that is now almost under constant funding review.

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