On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club, Mark Mazzetti, New York Times National Security Reporter and Pulitzer Prize Winner discussed his latest book “The Way Of The Knife.” He thinks the CIA has moved from an espionage agency into a paramilitary organization while the Pentagon has moved into spying.
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By Doug Stanton
After September 11, 2001, a team of Army Special Forces and CIA operatives dropped into Afghanistan to assist local tribes in overthrowing the Taliban and Al Qaeda. They found themselves fighting a very new and very old kind of war at the same time. Soldiers with laser-sighted rifles found themselves on horseback in cavalry charges while calling in airstrikes. The keys to their early success were a willingness to learn and communicate with local tribes.
According to this book, it was always the plan to kill Osama bin Laden and dispose of his body where it could never be found. The allies never intended to take any of the guilty to court. They just hunted them down and killed them one by one, even if it took years.
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