US Still Relies on Spies and Contractors in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Monday, May 17, 2010

The New York Times national security correspondent Mark Mazzetti explains that, despite thorny issues of legality, the U.S. is still dependent on a network of spies and independent contractors to accomplish its foreign policy goals in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mazzetti explains that this network of spies was born "out of frustration with the C.I.A. and the military intelligence apparatus." The network was uncovered earlier this year and was supposed to have been shut down, however it remains in operation, providing vital intelligence to the military on a daily basis.


Mark Mazzetti

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