View Full Version : The CIA's Secret Army
01-29-2003, 02:20 AM
Time's cover story (http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101030203/story.html) on this unit.
One of the big changes that Rumsfeld has been trying to do, is to unify America's armed forces into one cohesive unit. So a strike force might have some SEALs, some Army SF...whatever is needed to get a job done with little or no arguments between branches about who gets dibs on something. Since the CIA is out of Rumsfeld's control, it looks like that the same backbiting is happening between the defense forces and the CIA now. You'd think we weren't fighting on the same side...
info on "gray fox"
did anyone see the article in the New York Times today about how there are confirmed reports of CIA and special forces units operating in northern Iraq?
We couldn't have asked for a better solution than to use the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. It majorly limits our own casualties and makes it look like we're not the invading army. I'm sure we're going to try and do the same thing in Iraq. From what I've been reading lately, it would seem that the Army SF's main function is to go into a target area with a small number of troops and train/supply the natives so as to build an indigenous army to fight your enemy. Unfortunately I don't think the rebels in Northern Iraq are nearly as numerous as the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan so we're going to have to do more of the fighting.
01-30-2003, 04:45 PM
What will be interesting to see is how well this SOG group actually coordinates with the military.Unfortunatly as with the different branches of the military,sometimes they dont get along and with a multi-branch operation mistakes happen because of the tension between them and lives are lost,etc.
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