The Pentagon has been keeping a secret Army, 60,000 strong, that consists of soldiers, civilians, and contractors.
The Pentagon’s army travels the world under false identities and get positions at major American companies and consulting firms. All of this has been going on without members of Congress and the American people knowing.
From The New York Post:
The top-secret army was created by the Pentagon over the past 10 years as part of a program called “signature reduction,” and operates both domestically and internationally using a low-profile force of clandestine warriors who sometimes don civilian clothes as they carry out their assignments, Newsweek reported.
The force is 10 times the size of the covert elements of the CIA, comes with a cost of more than $900 million, and engages about 130 private companies in operations in locales like the Middle East and Africa, the report said.
Despite its size and budget, Congress has never held a hearing on the undercover army.
About half of the “signature reduction” force is made up of special forces, the highly-trained commandos who pursue terrorists around the world, including in Iran and North Korea.
Another portion of this secret army is a group dedicated to activity in the online space. These individuals use a variety of tactics to investigate and track the online activity of high-value targets.