The New York Times reported about the Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force Execute Order signed in September 2009. This directive authorizes clandestine and covert military action in countries around the world, not just Iraq and Afghanistan. This type of action, while controversial for moving US military out of the traditional role of warriors on the battlefield, will undoubtedly become the new model in an ongoing war against an enemy spanning nations and cultures.
This initiative appears to have the support of Gen. Patraeus and Admiral Olsen, the commander of US Special Operations Command. Welcome to the new war, in case you didn’t know it had begun.