“In 2013, elite U.S. forces were deployed in 134 countries around the globe, according to Major Matthew Robert Bockholt of SOCOM Public Affairs. This 123% increase during the Obama years demonstrates how, in addition to conventional wars and a CIA drone campaign, public diplomacy and extensive electronic spying, the U.S. has engaged in still another significant and growing form of overseas power projection. Conducted largely in the shadows by America’s most elite troops, the vast majority of these missions take place far from prying eyes, media scrutiny, or any type of outside oversight, increasing the chances of unforeseen blowback and catastrophic consequences.” -Nick Turse
Jim, first time i’ve commented on your site. Your site is an inspiration and I enjoy reading it. I would like it if you put together a reading list for readable biblical history? That said — do you have a source for the Eisenhower quote? I’ve tried to find the original source for the ““We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security”, and i haven’t found where he originally said that. thank you so much for your website.
Bill, thanks for the kind words. My memory is that it came from his farewell speech, but I could be mistaken. I’m glad you asked. I’ll see what I can find.