The Secret American Army

[Strategy Page ] For the last five years, the U.S. has been building an informant network inside Iraq. This sort of thing takes time, and knowledge of how Arab culture works, and how to work it. The U.S. Army Special Forces, the CIA, reservist cops and Israel were key components. Israeli advice turned out to be critical. Israeli intel experts advised on how to work an Iraqi neighborhood to find people willing to talk, and how to persuade them to do it even in the face of terrorist threats.

2008-07-02 01:00:00

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