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The Amount of Money America Wastes on Covert Warfare Will Shock You

At around 11 o’clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations aircraft, were flying through a moonless sky from Pakistani into Afghan airspace. On board were 199 Army Rangers with orders to seize an airstrip.  One hundred miles to the northeast, Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters cruised through the darkness toward Kandahar, carrying Army Delta Force operators and yet more Rangers, heading for a second site.  It was October 19, 2001.  The war in Afghanistan had just begun and U.S. Special Operations forces (SOF) were the tip of the American spear. 

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Trump Has Massively Expanded American Special Ops Forces Across the Globe

“We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat deaths of four members of the Special Operations forces in the West African nation of Niger. Graham and other senators expressed shock about the deployment, but the global sweep of America’s most elite forces is, at best, an open secret.

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Head of U.S. Special Ops Says That America's Government Is in 'Unbelievable Turmoil'

Army Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command, bemoaned the “unbelievable turmoil” racking the United States government during a symposium in Maryland on Tuesday.

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The US' Dark Empire Has Secret Operations in Over 100 Countries

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Secret Ops Revealed: The U.S. Military Averages More Than a Mission a Day in Africa


 

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Washington's Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa - Colonialism 2.0?

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An Interrogation Center at Yale?

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We turn now to a controversy brewing at Yale University over a proposed center that would use immigrants from the surrounding community to train special operations forces in interview techniques. The center would be funded by a $1.8 million grant from the Department of Defense and could open as early as April. It would be housed at the Yale School of Medicine and led by Charles Morgan, a professor of psychiatry who previously conducted research on how to tell whether Arab Muslim men are lying. Morgan declined our request for an interview, but in January he spoke with The Yale Herald. He told the paper he hopes to convince the Green Berets—some of them just back from the front lines in Afghanistan—to use noncoercive conversation methods in order to gather intelligence more effectively.

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A Look at "Preparing the Battlefield"

Read Seymour M. Hersh's "Preparing the Battlefield".

The article is a frightening account of how the Bush Administration's shortsightedness may lead to a war with Iran. Which might be exactly what they're after.

Cenk Uygur talks about Hersh's piece, commenting on executive power, covert operations, and how the Democrats aren't doing enough to stop these catastrophic developments.