Really short read about JSOC. For those who have read Bob Woodard’s books about the Bush admin and the scale up for the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this is a great addendum. The interesting thing is how the two wars have actually forced JSOC to fill the void created by the failures of Blackwater. Additionally, the strain of continued use of JSOC teams is beginning to show inside the group as a whole. Also the rise of JSOC leadership to the upper levels of the Pentagon shows the ever shifting sands of JSOC and intelligence.
- America’s Secret Army (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- The President’s Secret Army (buzzfeed.com)
- How U.S.’ Top Killers Became Its Top (Unaccountable) Spies (wired.com)
- 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the President’s Secret Army (mentalfloss.com)