Pentagon will end mission support for CIA counterterrorism ops

Pentagon will end mission support for CIA counterterrorism ops
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[Ed. – As I noted at Twitter (and I quote): “This is really, really interesting.”  Not clear yet exactly what all it’s about.  It has the effect of making it harder for the CIA to simply plan CT missions with an assumption of support.  I’d start there.]

The Pentagon is planning to cut most of the military support it provides to the CIA’s counterterrorism missions by Jan. 5.

According to ABC News, the Pentagon has already informed the CIA of its plans. The network news attributed its information to a former senior administration intelligence official.

The decision, described as both surprising and unprecedented, was reportedly detailed in a letter by Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller to CIA Director Gina Haspel.

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The CIA’s Special Activities Center has its own paramilitary force to carry out counterterrorism operations. However, it often relies on the military for transportation and logistical support, according to ABC News.

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