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CIA's Covert Iraq Mission
The Daily Beast ^ | 10/25/11 | Eli Lake

Posted on 10/25/2011 2:38:55 PM PDT by gandalftb

As the U.S. military departs Iraq, the CIA is looking at secret counterterrorism and intelligence programs run inside that country for years by the Joint Special Operations Command.

The programs involve everything from the deployment of remote sensors that scan the wireless spectrum of terrorist safe havens to stealth U.S.-Iraqi counterterrorism commando teams.

National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said “As we complete the drawdown, we will continue to have discussions about how to meet their security needs in a manner that meets our mutual interests,” he said. “Possibilities could include training, exchange programs, tactical exercises, and regular coordination.

The United States is in talks with Kuwait about moving some equipment and troops there, said U.S. diplomats.

The United States is also in discussions with Turkey about pre-positioning sensitive sensors, drones, and other equipment used in Iraq at the Incirlik airbase.

The United States also provides Iraq with maintenance of its aircraft, logistics for supply lines, and “intelligence fusion.” or creating a system for intelligence sharing.

The post-2011 presence would include “a robust Office of Security Cooperation, which will serve as the primary mechanism for our continued security support.

It will manage the Foreign Military Sales program, through which Iraq has already committed billions of dollars.” Iraq has spent $7.5 billion on U.S. equipment since 2005 and committed another $4.8 billion for pending sales, including an agreement to buy F-16 aircraft.

One possibility would be to “rotate forces in and out of Iraq for a set of exercises,” “You bring them in to do an exercise or a training course, and then you pull them out. That’s the not the same as stationing troops in Iraq.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhocia; bhoiraq; cia; counterterrorism; intelligence; iraq

1 posted on 10/25/2011 2:38:59 PM PDT by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb

If they don’t take out “MOOKIE” in the first week Iran will move in and all will be lost.

2 posted on 10/25/2011 2:44:36 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: gandalftb

Covert: not openly acknowledged or displayed : covert operations against the dictatorship.

—secret, furtive, clandestine, surreptitious, stealthy, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, backstairs, backroom, hidden, under-the-table, concealed, private, undercover, underground; informal hush-hush.

We are surrounded by dumbsh-ts.

3 posted on 10/25/2011 2:55:14 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~........ leaning heavy for Newt 2012)
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To: gandalftb

By this time next year we will be looking at a new muslim nation, a calaphate, planned, nurtured and supported by this regime and with our tax dollars. We have been had

4 posted on 10/25/2011 2:57:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: WellyP

It’s quite surprising that Mookie hasn’t been droned out over all the years of stirring up trouble. I’m not sure who or what put him on the don’t hit list.

5 posted on 10/25/2011 3:17:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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6 posted on 10/25/2011 3:53:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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