Special Operations Man at Commerce Department
The White House has just named an American special forces [...]
The US Army is the world’s most powerful conventional force and had extensive military means at its disposal, from M1 Abrams tanks to Apache helicopters and Gray Eagle reconnaissance drones, as well as a million soldiers.
To make up for a shortage of linguists, the American military intelligence agencies are devoting huge sums to recruiting translators and interpreters in the private sector, and those contracts represent not only a financial bonanza for the Pentagon's sub-contractors but [. [...]
The American administration and the Syrian government have been relying in recent weeks on back-door diplomacy deployed by powerful political and financial networks to help them negotiate an agreement on Iraq that bypasses the crisis over the assassination of former [. [...]