“Secret wars are not new. For decades, the CIA has carried out covert operations abroad at the president’s direction and with congressional notice.”
“Drone aircraft spy on and attack terrorists with no pilot in harm’s way. Small teams of special operations troops quietly train and advise foreign forces. Viruses sent from computers to foreign networks strike silently…”
Can the article truthfully state?
“…with no American fingerprint.”
“…it also raises questions about accountability and the implications for international norms regarding the use of force outside of traditional armed conflict.”
“…leaks to the news media of classified details about certain covert operations have led to charges that the White House orchestrated the revelations to bolster Obama’s national security credentials and thereby improve his re-election chances. ”
“Year by year, skirmish by skirmish, the role of the Congress in determining where the U.S. military would operate, and when the awesome power of our weapon systems would be unleashed has diminished,”