RANGE WAR The U.S. military is up against its toughest opponent yet: Mother Nature. Senior Pentagon officials testified in Congress last week that animal rights are interfering with their ability to conduct adequate training:
--Southwestern U.S. Recent maneuvers by Marines slowed by requirement to ensure safety of desert tortoises during troops' 170-mile trek
--California 40% of Coronado Naval Base declared off-limits to use by Navy SEALs during portions of the annual nesting season of two protected species of shorebird
--Arizona Activities at the joint-service Barry M. Goldwater Range under review for possible threat to Sonoran pronghorns
--Texas Air Force...