>I believe all athletes should be tested every month.<
Do you have the slightest idea of how much that would cost? I do, and it would be well beyoond the capacity of either USATF or USADA to fund.
Morevoer, you don't really have to test all athletes every month. As long as they know that they are subject to random testing and that random testing does actually occur, there's enough of a deterrent.
What you need to understand is that the current flap deals with two substances that athletes and their advisors thought they could take with impunity. And a year ago, they would have been right because nobody was testing for either THG or Modafinil.
None of this has anything to do with the frequency of testing. Most of these positives apparently derived from in-competition testing, when the athletes knew they're likely to be tested. They just thought they were flying under the radar, and the testers came up with better radar.
The evil scientists and coaches will continue to look for ways to cheat, and the good scientists will continue to look for ways to figure out what the evil ones are doing so they can test for it.
And none of that has anything to do with frequency of testing.