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The Secret War
L. A. Times ^ | 10/27/2002 | William M. Arkin

Posted on 11/01/2002 4:27:09 PM PST by ivegotabrain

SOUTH POMFRET, Vt. -- In what may well be the largest expansion of covert action by the armed forces since the Vietnam era, the Bush administration has turned to what the Pentagon calls the "black world" to press the war on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

The Defense Department is building up an elite secret army with resources stretching across the full spectrum of covert capabilities. New organizations are being created. The missions of existing units are being revised. Spy planes and ships are being assigned new missions in anti-terror and monitoring the "axis of evil."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackops; intelligence; military; secret; terrorism; war
I apologise if this has already been posted.

Please pay special attention to paragraphs 27-29.

1 posted on 11/01/2002 4:27:09 PM PST by ivegotabrain
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To: ivegotabrain
This reads like Tom Clancey's "Rainbow Six" with Clark & Chavez.
Perhaps George W. reads Tom Clancey and is taking notes.
Tom cllancey has been spookily close to reality in his novels...
2 posted on 11/01/2002 4:50:19 PM PST by RadicalRik
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To: ivegotabrain
bttt
3 posted on 11/01/2002 8:32:29 PM PST by gcruse
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To: ivegotabrain
The increasingly dominant role of the military, Pentagon officials say, reflects frustration at the highest levels of government with the performance of the intelligence community, law enforcement agencies and much of the burgeoning homeland security apparatus.

Interesting. I've been wondering if the administration has triaged the CIA and the FBI, and the answer seems to be "yes." The cost of their failure in our war with Hussein is incalculable (well, figure $200 billion for 9/11 alone). They are clearly rotten and corrupt beyond any hope of repair. Glad to know Rummy has something up his sleeve to replace them.

4 posted on 11/01/2002 8:39:33 PM PST by The Great Satan
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To: ivegotabrain
Maybe some Iraqi civilians will read this and take out Sadam before the bad stuff happens.
5 posted on 11/01/2002 8:57:50 PM PST by Betty Jo
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To: ivegotabrain
Nice of the LA Times to do the terrorists' intelligence gathering and dissemination for them. As it says right below this FR composition window,

Loose lips sink ships.

Disclosure of such info in wartime smacks of treason, IMHO...

6 posted on 11/01/2002 9:09:27 PM PST by TXnMA
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