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"U.S. 'secret war' expands globally as Special Operations forces take larger role


We no longer have a 'war on terror', but a 'Secret War' which gives it a pass.


"U.S. 'secret war' expands globally as Special Operations forces take larger role

By Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe
Source  Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 4, 2010
".......The clearest public description of the secret-war aspects of the doctrine came from White House counterterrorism director John O. Brennan. He said last week that the United States "will not merely respond after the fact" of a terrorist attack but will "take the fight to al-Qaeda and its extremist affiliates whether they plot and train in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and beyond."

That rhetoric is not much different than Bush's pledge to "take the battle to the enemy . . . and confront the worst threats before they emerge." The elite Special Operations units, drawn from all four branches of the armed forces, became a frontline counterterrorism weapon for the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. ......."


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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - June 4, 2010, 10:19 am
We need to fight the terrorist with elite swift forces.
I do not think the terrorist will be defeated in conventional warfare.

Terrorist are like fighting the war on drugs in this country. Take out some drug dealers and someone else steps up to the plate. It is a no win deal.
konaneComment by konane - June 4, 2010, 10:28 am
Thanks JAP! Agree with that point.

However wasn't Obama the peace president who was going to end it all instead of expanding the 'secret war' theater everywhere?
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - June 4, 2010, 10:52 am
Looks like Pres Obama has had second thoughts on what he could accomplish.
POTUS having on the job training.
konaneComment by konane - June 4, 2010, 11:14 am
Thanks JAP! Doesn't sound good to me.
emilygComment by emilyg - June 4, 2010, 1:57 pm
He won the Nobel Peace Prize. LOL
konaneComment by konane - June 4, 2010, 2:30 pm
Thanks Em! Oops so insignificant in my mind I forgot about it.

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