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Pentagon HUMINT Augmentation

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posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 08:44 PM
The Pentagon has been hauled in front of Congress once again. This time, to explain it's "Humint Augmentation" group, which may have come to existence some time after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon (news - web sites) sent its top intelligence official to Capitol Hill on Monday to explain the mission and makeup of a secret battlefield intelligence group that some lawmakers suggested may have skirted congressional oversight and not been coordinated fully with the CIA (news - web sites).

The group, now called Strategic Support teams, were previously called Humint Augmentation teams, the officials said, speaking on condition that they not be further identified. Humint refers to human intelligence, or information provided by spies.

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Humint Augmentation? Do I smell actual "augmentation"? Why would a support group need to be hauled into Congress to explain it's "supporting?" Is someone high up just yanking chains? If this is really a secret group, how come it's in the mainstream news? Why was the story removed from Yahoo's front page 23 minutes after it's submission, and needed to be searched for? Why have they not been sent abroad? Beats me. Anyone have any theories?

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[edit on 29-3-2005 by Spectre]

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