Who dares... not always wins
The unit of British special forces SAS soften some of its selection tests to avoid future cases like the three reservists who died due to high temperatures during a military march, the newspaper 'The Times' reported.
According to this method, the decision has not been well received by some commanders in the Special Air Service (SAS) and US special forces, fearing that cause a deterioration in the level of their fighters.
An official investigation found that the higher the SAS acted negligently when the three reservists were killed by participating in July 2013 in a test run of almost 26 kilometers in the mountains of Breacon Beacon, south Wales.
The three soldiers, according to research could have survived if their commanders had complied with the protocol established by the Ministry of Defense to address cases of disease caused by high temperatures.
Edward Maher and Craig Roberts died when walking in the Brecon Beacons to suffer heat stroke while James Dunsby died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham two weeks later by a multi-organ failure.
Among the proposed changes, he said today, 'The Times', the possibility of increasing the number of positions in the refueling water and other routes and cancel the activity if weather conditions are too cold, wet or hot contemplated.
The SAS could also be introduced from next year preparatory sessions to allow recruits get used to the hardness of those chosen to develop their maneuvers scenarios.
A former member of the SAS told British media that the reform could convert the selection of soldiers in a "smooth and easy" process.