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    Secret unit hunts terrorists overseas

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has turned a secret terrorist-hunting unit into a nearly self-contained command of more than 1,000 men and women who collect intelligence and track and capture America’s most–wanted enemies.

    The most significant boost for U.S. Joint Special Operations Command came last year in an unpublicized move. The Pentagon took a super-secret spy unit at Fort Belvoir, Va., from the Army and put it under the JSOC’s control.
    The unit, code–named Task Force Orange, specializes in infiltrating foreign countries, tailing people and intercepting communications. Operatives have dug up fiber-optic telephone lines overseas and attached a listening device for the National Security Agency.


    The task force features veteran warriors, intelligence officers and technical wizards who use electronic devices in innovative ways. It maintains its own fleet of airplanes at a Washington-area airport.


    Information for this article came from two sources involved in the special operations community. They requested anonymity because of fear of reprisal for talking to a reporter.


    The JSOC has not found its two most-wanted targets, Osama bin Laden and his second-in-command, Ayman Zawahiri. Intelligence officials this week told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the two are in Pakistan’s ungoverned badlands. Pakistan is officially off-limits to U.S. combat troops.


    The JSOC’s successes are normally not publicized. But when it tracked a cleric to the doorstep of Abu Musab Zarqawi, the notorious leader of al–Qaida in Iraq, and the Air Force killed him in an air strike last June, President Bush publicly praised the commando group.

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    Wow, that is super secret.

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    The unit, code–named Task Force Orange, specializes in infiltrating foreign countries, tailing people and intercepting communications. Operatives have dug up fiber-optic telephone lines overseas and attached a listening device for the National Security Agency.
    No way is that legal, no one should be able to monitor peoples phone calls etc. especially in other countries

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    Hmmm that unit might be the Intelligence Support Activity founded in 1981 by an officer called Jerry King. There's a book out about them if I'm not mistaken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lov3ll View Post
    No way is that legal, no one should be able to monitor peoples phone calls etc. especially in other countries
    i agree with you. but as said, try to stop them...AMERICA **** YEAH!

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    The unit, code–named Task Force Orange,
    So how many times are they going to rename these gents.

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    As many times as reporters do exposes on them and they have to change the name to keep people from finding their MTOE on the internet.

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    Ah yes. Yet again another uber super top secret code name made public. Who ever they were they aren't them anymore. I'm begining to think that the release of these articles conveys the overall message that yes we're doing all types of secret squirrel chicanery, and it will continue until all the terrorists are dead or the sun runs out of hydrogen. Along with the fact there are too many nosey reporters trying to skyline them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lov3ll View Post
    No way is that legal, no one should be able to monitor peoples phone calls etc. especially in other countries
    Spying usually IS illegal, but everyone does it anyways. You gotta do what you gotta do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lov3ll View Post
    No way is that legal, no one should be able to monitor peoples phone calls etc. especially in other countries
    No? Stick "Echelon system" into Google. Big Brother is listening to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angry cow View Post
    As many times as reporters do exposes on them and they have to change the name to keep people from finding their MTOE on the internet.
    can you PM me one of their old MTOEs? that would be interesting

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    Apparently John Negroponte is their most feared member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadKarma26 View Post
    can you PM me one of their old MTOEs? that would be interesting
    Actually there are declassified official unit histories and TOE on the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angry cow View Post
    As many times as reporters do exposes on them and they have to change the name to keep people from finding their MTOE on the internet.
    I thought the purpose of a code name was the keep the unit's details and mission secret, not the codename itself.

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