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Covert Ops

The Cost of Covert Action: Conspiracy and U.S. Credibility in the Middle East

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 03.13.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

The United States should move quickly to shift the dynamic in Syria with a transparent strategy and goal, or consider disengaging completely. Until then, the silent war is only ripening conspiracies that rustle across Jordan and the region like a gusty fall wind in the date palms.

It's Rambo Time: Covert Ops Drives Pentagon Strategy

Danny Schechter | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

These units like Special Forces, Delta Force, SEALs, and Rangers often operate outside the chain of command and, as they become institutionally stronger, tend to dominate military decision-making.

Counterterrorism Memoir Blocked by Pentagon Available on EBay

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Keith Thomson

In an effort to contain classified information brought to light by the book, the Department of Defense sought to purchase the entire print run and destroy it. This plan may have backfired.

Shadow Wars

Conn Hallinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Conn Hallinan

The public face of counterinsurgency policy is winning 'hearts and minds' -- but at its core are 3am raids and Hellfire missiles.

Meet the New Dr. Strangelove

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Kilcullen advocates a kind of deception-based warfare contradictory to democracy itself, with its instruments of critical media, congressional oversight, and public disclosure of the cost in blood, taxes and honor.