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U.S. Needs Hit Squads, ‘Manhunting Agency’: Spec Ops Report

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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"CIA director Leon Panetta got into hot water with Congress, after he revealed an agency program to hunt down and kill terrorists. A recent report from the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations University argues that the CIA didn’t go far enough (.pdf). Instead, it suggests the American government should set up something like a “National Manhunting Agency” to go after jihadists, drug dealers, pirates and other enemies of the state.

America’s military, intelligence and law-enforcement agencies already devote thousands of people and billions of dollars to tracking down top terrorists and insurgents. But even the most successful of these efforts — like going after Iraqi militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — have been “ad hoc” efforts, with units cobbled together from different corners of the government. Report author and retired Lt. Col. George Crawford instead would like to see a permanent group with clear authority, training, doctrine and technology to go after these dangerous individuals. These “manhunting teams would be standing formations, trained to pursue their designated quarry relentlessly for as long as required to accomplish the mission,” he writes."




posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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This is going to be VERY interesting to keep an eye on.

Downright scary really. "Manhunting" agencies in the U.S.? And who do you think those agencies would be?


Contractors, perhaps...



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 01:46 PM
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Hit squads sounds like a great idea to me. Just cut the head off of the snake and the rest just crumbles. Just think if we could take out certain people at will. That would be a huge advantage.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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It started with "Treadstone" and was upgraded to "Blackbriar". You gotta love the movies. People thought that kind of thing only exists in the movie. I'm sure it's already going. They have 6 months to inform congress of covert operations they've done. I'm sure this is just confirming it.



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