Pentagon Wants Spy Troops Posing as Businessmen
Wired magazine has a quick overview of the implications associated with the Pentagon’s proposal to allow U.S. soldiers involved in clandestine activities to pose as business professionals while on travel.
“Notice how the proposal says that using the cover of “commercial activities” would “provide an important safeguard for U.S. military forces.” Perhaps it would. But it would also place businessmen in danger. Once civilian commercial activities become a front for U.S. military spying, then foreign governments will likely view normal businessmen as targets for their own counterspying, or even detention.”