Nation Topics - Covert Ops
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The secret history of invisible ink.
In The Good Spy, Kai Bird documents the life of CIA agent Robert Ames, a sincere and unlikely mediator in the Middle East.
Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years.
Imagine if drone wars had a human face all the time so that we could understand what it was like to live constantly with the specter of death.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, many Americans continue to believe that brutality, torture and rank illegality is the road to national safety.
Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”
Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America.
The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.
If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.
The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today."
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