Furlong’s Off-the-Books Spy Operation

War on Terror

The New York Times just posted a story about a Defense Department official running an off-the-books spy operation with private contractors. It’s late and my brain has shut down, but this seems significant.

“While no legitimate intelligence operations got screwed up, it’s generally a bad idea to have freelancers running around a war zone pretending to be James Bond,” one American government official said. But it is still murky whether Mr. Furlong had approval from top commanders or whether he might have been running a rogue operation.

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Mar 15, 2010 @7:00 am

    Bond was good. They were probably more like a bunch of eviil.Inspector Cleauseau’s.

  2. Bob K  •  Mar 15, 2010 @12:02 pm

    Although more than a few of the contractors in the “war on terror” seem to think they ARE James Bond Villains.