The Pentagon’s 60,000 strong ‘secret army’
Publicado el 19 may 2021
Over the last ten years, the Pentagon has been building the world’s biggest undercover army. Butchy Davy peeks inside the secret 60k strong intelligence troop, where there’s fake identities and nefarious operations galore.
The Pentagon is running a 60,000-strong secret army made up of soldiers, civilians and contractors, who travel the world under false identities embedded in consultancies and name-brand companies — without the knowledge of the American people or most of Congress — according to a report.
The top-secret army was created by the Pentagon over the past 10 years as part of a program called “signature reduction,” and operates both domestically and internationally using a low-profile force of clandestine warriors who sometimes wear civilian clothes as they carry out their assignments, Newsweek reported.
The force is 10 times the size of the covert elements of the CIA, comes with a cost of more than $900 million, and engages about 130 private companies in operations in locales like the Middle East and Africa, the report said.
Despite the undercover army’s size and budget, Congress has never held a hearing on it.