Nation Topics - Covert Ops
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How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.
Community partnerships are seen as a softer counterterrorism. But who are the partners?
In a secret, underground prison in Mogadishu, Somalia, prisoners have no access to due process, international organizations or anyone from the outside world.
Jeremy Scahill says America has to decide, "are we a country that operates under the rule of law or do we believe we're emperors who can wage war on the world?"
Something is terribly wrong when one can see a walled CIA compound in plain site from the tarmac of an international airport.
During his time in Somalia, Scahill discovered that the CIA is becoming increasingly involved in "counterterrorism" operations in the country.
What will be the consequences of Washington's intensifying counterterrorism focus on Somalia?
Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to a Nation investigation in Mogadishu.
Should the US arm Libya's rebels? For The Nation's Jeremy Scahill, the answer is an emphatic no.