Former CIA Bin Laden Hunter on Afghanistan Strategy

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by jumpinjarhead, Oct 13, 2009.

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  1. This is a piece from Foreign Policy Magazine by Michael F. Scheuer, the former head of the CIA's bin Laden unit, now an adjunct professor of security studies at Georgetown University. He is quite a curmudgeonly figure here in the US at least-no love lost by him for with political party and he is very outspoken in his appearances on TV news programs.

    His frustration is understandable (especially given the tawdry history of neglect and dereliction from the White House during Clinton and Bush when his CIA unit had opportunities to deal with Mr. Bin Laden and were denied the privilege) but I think some of his commentary here is better suited to the shady world of spooks and "black ops" rather than in the bright light of day by conventional military (or even special forces in "less than black ops").