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President Obama has secretly sanctioned a huge increase in the number of US special forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against al-Qaeda around the world, with American troops now operating in 75 countries.
The dramatic expansion in the use of special forces, which in their global span go far beyond the covert missions authorised by George W. Bush, reflects how aggressively the President is pursuing al-Qaeda behind his public rhetoric of global engagement and diplomacy.
When Mr Obama took office US special forces were operating in fewer than 60 countries. In the past 18 month
Originally posted by Pellevoisin
My but isn't it stunning to see President Obama turning out to be more 'George W. Bush' than W was. Incredible and revolting.
I suspect most citizens of the USA don't see it that way, but it is how it appears to me north of the border...