Skip to comments.White House widening covert war in North Africa
Posted on 10/03/2012 12:05:58 PM PDT by mojito
Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers' mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.
But the teams had yet to do much counterterrorism work in Libya, though the White House signed off a year ago on the plan to build the new military task force in the region and the advance teams had been there for six months, according to three U.S. counterterror officials and a former intelligence official. All spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the strategy publicly.
As of early September, the special operations teams still consisted only of liaison officers who were assigned to establish relationships with local governments and U.S. officials in the region.
(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...
Nothing like spending a lot of time in north African s-holes.
Embassies Facing Security Cuts Waste Money on Chevy Volts
GM’s alive & 5 Americans are dead.
.. on jihad for the muslim in chief at America’s expense.
Gotta build that unified caliphate somehow!
The article talks about the unit responding to kidnappings. Perhaps Obama was intending to 'allow' the Ambassador to be kidnapped, and then take credit for a rescue.
So lets tell everybody!
What past administration has treated covert operations the way this one has??? Just wow!
Garbage reporting. There hasn't been a unit known as "Delta Force" since the 90's. Much like the unit formerly known as "SEAL Team Six", the unit's designation was changed. The "Delta Force" moniker brings memories of silly Chuck Norris movies.
On a different note, we don't want to be embroiled in a conflict in Africa. If we think the Mid East was bad, or fighting the yellow man on the Asian continent sucked, we haven't seen anything yet.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.