Report: Pentagon OKs Spy Missions In Mideast

A published report says the Pentagon has approved a broader range of secret military operations against militant groups.

The New York Times reports Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, has authorized Special Operations troops to conduct surveillance missions in such countries as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Somalia.

The document says the goals are to "penetrate, disrupt, defeat or destroy" militant groups, including al-Qaida, and "prepare the environment" for future attacks. The Times reports the document does not authorize offensive action.

Anonymous U.S. officials cited by the Times said the order does allow for intelligence-gathering missions in Iran. That could lay the groundwork for possible military action if tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise.

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  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    All i can say about all this craziness is that i hope and pray to GOD that CHRISTIANS learned their lesson and will ask GOD to guide them in voting and will vote values next time. The writting was all over the wall during the last election,but people didnt listen between the lines. Any nation that is against God WILL NOT PROSPER.
  • by J Location: NC on May 25, 2010 at 07:27 AM
    Ok,we are just going to tell the media,no one else,HA!HA! HA!Like we are dealing with people to ignorant to keep up with our media,we already know they have infilterated America with these so called people,do you think they have a reason for this ! DUH !They already know more about America,than the America people do,not because they are so smart,but it don,t take a college Grad,to read a news paper or watch the news,Give me a brake!These idiots think when they blow themselves up they are going to paridice,and a whole pile of virgins are going to be feeding them grapes and bananas,and they will have all the gold and silver and riches they could ever want,Now if these idiots can believe this,then yes there is a master mind behind these boys that is an expert in brain washing.The media should be asking them,don,t they think they will get tired of eating fruit all the time,and the virgins want last long,and what are they going to do with the riches,Does Paridice have shopping malls! DUH!
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on May 25, 2010 at 07:11 AM
    The only thing this administration this administration is able to keep secret is their true agenda and the deals they cut to get to make it happen.
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2010 at 06:27 AM
    Way to go Obaka administration.Tell everybody.
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2010 at 05:10 AM
    How can they be secret military operations? The media just told the whole world about it.
  • by Pink Panther Location: ENC on May 25, 2010 at 05:07 AM
    So we are reading about super secretive spy allowances now permitted by the Pentagon. Sounds super secret, you know, how we just read about them. on WITN. It's a secret.

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