The Number of Secret U.S. Wars Double During Obama’s Presidency

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Throw a dart at a map of the world on the wall in your den and chance are, the U.S. is carrying out a commando mission there.

Salon reports the harrowing details.

In fact, last year, Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reported that U.S. Special Operations forces were deployed in 75 countries, up from 60 at the end of the Bush presidency.

By the end of this year, U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Colonel Tim Nye admitted that number will likely reach 120. “We do a lot of traveling, a lot more than Afghanistan or Iraq,” he said recently.

This global presence, in about 60 percent of the world’s nations, and far larger than previously acknowledged, provides new evidence of the rising clandestine Pentagon power elite waging secret war in all corners of the planet.

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7 Responses to The Number of Secret U.S. Wars Double During Obama’s Presidency

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    No wonder the USA is broke. 120 covert military operations can’t come cheaply. It’s good to know all those tax dollars I get dinged for aren’t going to help fund education and the NIH but for American military adventurism around the globe.

  2. The Real Adam says:

    I’d like to be able to say I’m shocked by this but I’m not.

    Obama really isn’t a liberal or a progressive. He’s a closet conservative and yet he’s managed to convince his flock of loyalists that he’s one of them. The American people need to wake up and admit they were sold a whole lot of bullshit by this man. Obama does not mirror the values and beliefs of the American people.

    Unless your values and beliefs include Blackwater.

  3. Harry says:

    Obama campaigned saying he would close GITMO. Guess what? GITMO is still taking reservations.

  4. Pechanga says:

    I think Obama does this because he has too many people working for him left over from the Bush administration who are accustomed to “covert operational thinking.”

    If Obama had cleaned house when he came in, the results would be very different today but, this gets back to what people have been agonizing over about this president for nearly three years. He isn’t a leader — he’s a senator.

  5. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Can we petition the NOBEL Committee to revoke O-bummer’s Peace prize?????

  6. JollyRoger says:

    Hundreds of thousands of Soviet military personnel woke up one day to find out that they had no country to go home to. Such will also be our fate4. I think at this point you can take it to the bank.

  7. feminazi says:

    So much for the antiquated idea that Democratic presidents embrace peace more than Republican presidents? All the more proof that Obama ran as a Dem but governs like a Repug. But then, we knew this to be true.

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