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Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Shadow War in 150 Countries

Since September 11, 2001, U.S. Special Operations forces have grown in every conceivable way, including their numbers, their budget, their clout in Washington, and their place in the country’s popular imagination. The command has, for example, more than doubled its personnel from about 33,000 in 2001 to nearly 70,000 today

Tomgram> Nick Turse, Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops in Afghanistan

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops in Afghanistan Posted by Nick Turse    February 12, 2012.   Tom Dispatch In Afghanistan, “victory” came early — with the U.S. invasion of 2001.  Only then did the trouble begin. Ever since the U.S. occupation managed to revive the Taliban, one of the least popular of popular movements in More

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