Wednesday, May 30, 2012

US Special Ops "Off the Leash"

From Andrew Bacevich

"the Obama White House let Special Operations Command 'off the leash.'”

From a must read essay:

May 29, 2012
The Golden Age of Special Operations
Obama’s Secret Warriors

[Excerpt from Intro] "As he campaigns for reelection, President Obama periodically reminds audiences of his success in terminating the deeply unpopular Iraq War.  With fingers crossed for luck, he vows to do the same with the equally unpopular war in Afghanistan.  If not exactly a peacemaker, our Nobel Peace Prize-winning president can (with some justification) at least claim credit for being a war-ender.

Yet when it comes to military policy, the Obama administration’s success in shutting down wars conducted in plain sight tells only half the story, and the lesser half at that.  More significant has been this president’s enthusiasm for instigating or expanding secret wars, those conducted out of sight and by commandos...."

Read the entire essay!

I just have to wonder, what is going on?

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