The new secret war: clandestine military units and special operations
In the war on terrorism, Western armies are forced to intervene outside their borders to neutralise threats at their source. Engaged in a chaotic environment, they must constantly adapt to determined and creative adversaries. This makes intelligence, in all its forms, essential to the success of their operations. In order to acquire the information needed to dismantle terrorist networks, the need for new specialised military units, operating clandestinely, has arisen. Several countries have created small human research units, operating in civilian clothes and in secret, to conduct counter-terrorism intelligence operations for the benefit of special forces, regular forces or intelligence services.
This book is essential for understanding the underbelly of the war on terror and will take readers deep into the world of clandestine operations.