Private SPY? Maybe more effective too

The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Duane R. Clarridge parted company with the Central Intelligence Agency more than two decades ago, but from poolside at his home near San Diego, he still runs a network of spies.

Over the past two years, he has fielded operatives in the mountains of Pakistan and the desert badlands of Afghanistan. Since the United States military cut off his funding in May, he has relied on like-minded private donors to pay his agents to continue gathering information about militant fighters, Taliban leaders and the secrets of Kabul’s ruling class.

If your interested in the spy world it’s a pretty interesting article.  If you interested in what we are doing or not doing in Afghanistan it’s even more interesting. 

I personally don’t know the guy but seems like some things he’s doing are more effective.  But then take the bureaucracy out of the mix and lots of things can get done.

Read the whole article.

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